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NEWS
September 4, 2002 | By Jere Downs INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and revitalize urban and older suburban communities, Citizens Bank announced yesterday that it will offer larger mortgage loans to home buyers who purchase property close to bus stops or train stations and agree to limit the number of cars they own. Under the "Smart Commute" program, which begins this week in Philadelphia and the four surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, the bank will increase loan amounts...
BUSINESS
November 21, 2007 | By Harold Brubaker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia banking veteran Daniel K. Fitzpatrick is moving from Bank of America to Citizens Bank, where he will lead operations in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Fitzpatrick, 44, had been Bank of America Corp.'s top commercial-banking executive in Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, as well as president of Bank of America in Pennsylvania. Stephen D. Steinour, who used to head Citizens Bank's operations here, said yesterday that his own promotion this year to chief executive officer of Citizens Financial Group Inc., of Providence, R.I., made it hard for him to spend much time working in the Philadelphia market, although he still lives here.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
RBS Citizens Financial Group Inc., which owns Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, said it is expanding its private student loans business to all 48 contiguous states from the 12 now served by Citizens and Charter One, another bank owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. The move comes amid increased attention to the heavy debt loads of college students. A Citizens spokeswoman said the bank's student loan business had grown 50 percent in the past year, but declined to say how much Citizens has in student loans outstanding.
NEWS
February 5, 2012
A man brandishing a fake beard and a silver handgun robbed a Citizens Bank in Whitpain Township on Sunday, police said. Township police gave few details of the heist, which they said took place at 11:05 a.m. at a branch at 48 Skippack Pike. Police were asking for help in identifying the man, who they said was white, stood 6 feet tall, and weighed about 180 pounds. He was wearing a fake reddish-blond wig and sunglasses. Anyone with information should call 610-279-9033. - Tom Infield
NEWS
January 19, 2012
A 28-year-old Fishtown man has been charged with two bank robberies in Northeast Philadelphia, police said Tuesday. Brandon Shields was arrested Monday at an apartment complex in Wynnewood by members of the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Lower Merion police. Shields, of the 1100 block of East Eyre Street, allegedly robbed a PNC Bank at 6855 Frankford Ave. on Dec. 7 and a Citizens Bank at 6537 Castor Ave. on Jan. 6. - Robert Moran
NEWS
June 10, 2011
David L. "Poppio" Wix, 67, of Drexel Hill, a business owner, died of cancer, Saturday, June 4, at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Since 2001, Mr. Wix had owned and operated LFS Coating Services in Clifton Heights. The firm provides coatings to protect and enhance metal materials for industrial and residential use. Mr. Wix graduated from Strath Haven High School. During the Vietnam War, he served in the Army in Germany. After his discharge, Mr. Wix worked for coating companies and, at night, attended Pennsylvania State University at the Brandywine campus in Media.
NEWS
January 22, 2002 | By STEPHEN D. STEINOUR
HAVING READ the OpEd piece by Councilman W. Wilson Goode Jr., ("Citizens Bank should take its responsibility seriously," Jan. 2), I am compelled to respond. On Dec. 1, Citizens Bank entered the mid-Atlantic region by acquiring 345 bank branches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware previously owned by Mellon Financial Corp. In that short time, Citizens Bank has already made a significant commitment to its customers and to being a great corporate citizen. We take our responsibility very seriously and always have from our first day on the job in Philadelphia.
NEWS
September 1, 2010 | By Maria Panaritis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The acrimony in the $297 million legal battle between local developer Brian O'Neill and Citizens Bank, and how it has played out in public, was on the mind of Common Pleas Court Judge Albert W. Sheppard Jr. at a pretrial hearing in his Philadelphia courtroom Wednesday. The judge apologized to attorneys for comments he had made to The Inquirer about how much the megalawsuit was costing to litigate. "I have a very high opinion of these lawyers involved here," he said Wednesday. And after the hearing, he called out to O'Neill in the back of the courtroom and expressed concerns about litigants' calling reporters.
NEWS
June 29, 2011 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man has been convicted of running a multistate identity-theft ring that stole up to $3 million, in part by persuading female financial-services employees to slip him customer-account information. Miguel Bell, 36, was convicted in U.S. District Court of bank fraud and identity theft. He had romantic relations with two bank tellers and an insurance company clerk as part of a scam that typically used the information to generate bogus checks, according to prosecutors. The checks were then cashed by coconspirators.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2009 | By Suzette Parmley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While TD Bank works to resolve a computer problem that has left customer accounts out of date, local competitors say they have benefited from frustrated people willing to switch banks. Citizens Bank said that "thousands" of people had taken them up on a promotion announced Friday aimed at luring new customers. Under the offer, which started Saturday, customers who open a Citizens checking account get $100 automatically deposited. The bank said that the number of new accounts was seven times normal volume but would not be more specific.
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