Banking & Finance News
- Genesee Valley Trust board names new CEO
The Genesee Valley Trust Co.’s board of directors has voted unanimously to appoint Joy Ryen Plotnik as CEO, effective immediately.
- Bonadio Group merging with Syracuse CPA firm
The Bonadio Group is merging with Syracuse-based CPA firm Testone, Marshall & Discenza LLP, creating what company officials say will be the largest accounting and consulting organization in Central New York.
- First Niagara, PathStone distribute small-business loan funds
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. is partnering with PathStone Corp. to distribute $500,000 in small-business loan funds locally for businesses unable to receive conventional funding.
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- Generations Bank opens Ontario County site
Generations Bank has opened a branch in Ontario County featuring five interactive machines without tellers.
- CPA Firms
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- SBA Lenders
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- Vuzix reports switch from EFP to Freed Maxick
EFP Rotenberg LLP no longer is the accounting firm for Vuzix Corp., a filing with Securities and Exchange Commission states. On Oct. 3, Freed Maxick LLP became the independent registered public accounting firm for Vuzix.
- M&T to issue $2.9 million in refunds
M&T Bank Corp. will provide refunds totaling $2.9 million to 59,000 customers for deceptively advertising free checking accounts, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday.
- Credit Unions
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- First Niagara, M&T rank among insurance brokerage fee leaders
Brighton-based First Niagara Risk Management Inc. ranked sixth nationally and M&T Bank Corp. was 10th on a list of 20 banks with the largest insurance brokerage fee income for 2013.
- PricewaterhouseCoopers hit with $25M fine
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s regulatory advisory services will be suspended for 24 months by the state Department of Financial Services and fined $25 million for improperly altering a report on Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, officials said Monday.
- Report shows delinquent debt levels for area consumers
Nearly 30 percent of Rochester’s residents have debt in collections and 5 percent have debt at least 30 days past due, a new report from the Urban Institute shows.
- Lyons National Bank to open Canandaigua site
Lyons National Bank’s full-service branch in Canandaigua will open Aug. 16, officials said this week.
- Financial analysts make much less here than nationally
The average pay for financial analysts in the Rochester market is well below the national average, while salaries for accountants are in line with the national mean, data released this week show.
- Citizens launches mobile capabilities
The parent of RBS Citizens N.A. in the Rochester market is the latest to introduce mobile check deposit and account balance capabilities, the firm announced Tuesday.
- M&T, other banks reach agreements with N.Y.
M&T Bank Corp. and 11 other banks with a presence in New York have reached agreements with state officials following complaints of discrimination from visually impaired customers.
- Mengel, Metzger Barr adds investigative accounting
Mengel, Metzger Barr & Co. LLP is adding investigative accounting to its portfolio of services, the company said Monday.
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- ESL hires Evans for new business growth position
ESL Federal Credit Union has hired Malik Evans to fill its newly created position of business growth manager, company officials announced Thursday.