Hard at Work in Rhode Island
Bank of America began serving Rhode Island nearly 220 years ago. A group of local merchants, mariners and civic leaders founded Providence Bank in 1791, and it remains in business to this day. Fleet National Bank acquired Providence Bank’s successor entity in 2000, and the company entered the Bank of America family in 2005. Today, Bank of America is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions and provides services to half of all American households.
*Extended $65.5 million in new credit to Rhode Island small businesses in 2012.