Banking & Finance

Jun 1, 2023

Lehigh University buys Lutheran churches

Lehigh University has purchased three Bethlehem churches for $3.75 million. 

May 25, 2023

Members 1st names new president and CEO

Members 1st Credit Union has selected Mike Wilson as its next president and CEO. 

May 16, 2023

JPMorgan Chase to open Bethlehem branch in Farr building

JPMorgan Chase Bank will be opening its downtown Bethlehem branch in the Farr’s shoe store building, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The OCC’s Weekly Bulletin reported that the branch – which does not have an announced opening date – would be located in the historic Beaux Arts building, at the […]

May 16, 2023

First Commonwealth announces plans to merge withBellco Federal Credit Union

Trexlertown-based First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union has announced that it has plans to acquire Bellco Federal Credit Union in Wyomissing. 

May 11, 2023

How to make your small business attractive to lending institutions

There’s no doubt about it, when interest rates are up, it’s harder for small businesses to get a loan. 

Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub was able to exand and add a six-pack shop thanks to a loan from The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund. PHOTO/COURTES CHAZ PATRICK
May 9, 2023

Rising Tide lifts local small businesses

Since 2001, the Rising Tide Community Loan Fund has been helping small and startup businesses in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

May 1, 2023

Diamond Credit Union breaks ground on new branch

The credit union recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the planned Cumru Branch. 

Apr 26, 2023

Show me the money: What retirement income looks like, what you need to know

You know you have been saving for retirement for years. But how will the cash flow work?  

Apr 21, 2023

State awards $2.1 million in grants to promote manufacturing innovation

Grants through the Manufacturing PA initiative have been awarded to 31 student research projects to help advance innovation in several sectors of manufacturing. 

Apr 19, 2023

Santander Bank to lay off 77 workers in Reading

Santander Bank N.A. will lay off 77 employees at its facility at 450 Penn St., Reading - job losses it believes will be permanent.

Apr 18, 2023

PSECU offering first-time homebuyer program to boost home ownership

With soaring home prices, home ownership has become increasingly difficult, especially for first-time homebuyers. 

Apr 11, 2023

JPMorgan Chase to open branch in Bethlehem

JPMorgan Chase Bank will be opening a branch in downtown Bethlehem, at the northwest corner of North New and West Broad streets.