Abington Bank promotes Kelly to vice president, senior credit officer

Abington, Massachusetts — July 12, 2024 —

Abington Bank recently promoted Laura Kelly to vice president, senior credit officer based in its N. Main Street, Randolph location. Kelly, of Quincy, has nearly 30 years of banking experience, and was previously vice president, credit officer. She joined Envision Bank in 2013, which merged into Abington Bank in 2022. Previously, she was vice president,

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Fraud Prevention: 5 Important Things to Know About Tech Support Scams

July 9, 2024 —

Has this happened to you?  You’re on your computer surfing the internet when a pop-up message appears on your screen. The message warns you that your computer has been infected with a serious virus and instructs you to call a phone number immediately to get technical support.  While that pop-up may look official and real,

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Abington Bank promotes Wall to vice president, commercial credit risk reporting

Abington, Massachusetts — July 5, 2024 —

Congratulations to Marlena Wall on her recent promotion to vice president, commercial credit risk reporting! Wall, of East Bridgewater, has nearly 14 years of banking experience. She joined Abington Bank in 2010 as a junior credit analyst and has held various roles in the credit department. Most recently, she was vice president, senior credit officer.

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Abington Bank Hires Kelly as Branch Officer in Braintree

Abington, Massachusetts — July 1, 2024 —

Join us in welcoming Euanna Kelly to Abington Bank as branch officer of our Rockdale Street, Braintree office! Kelly, of Brockton, has nearly 30 years of banking experience, and was previously a branch manager at Envision Bank which merged into Abington Bank in 2022. She has held various branch management roles at Hingham Institution for

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Abington Bank donates $25,000 to Father Bill’s & MainSpring’s new housing project

Abington, Massachusetts — June 25, 2024 —

Abington Bank recently announced a $25,000 donation to Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) to support a new model of shelter, housing, and services for individuals at-risk of or struggling with homelessness in the region. This new housing project features a multi-use facility on Manley Street in Brockton with an array of 24-hour services. The new

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Abington, Massachusetts — June 7, 2024 —

NORTH SHORE BANK, A CO-OPERATIVE BANK, Peabody, Massachusetts (NORTH SHORE BANK) has petitioned the Commissioner of Banks for permission to merge with ABINGTON BANK, Abington, Massachusetts. Under the terms of an Agreement and Plan of Merger, ABINGTON BANK will merge with and into NORTH SHORE BANK under the charter, by-laws, and name of NORTH SHORE

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Fraud Prevention: Watch Out for Scams Targeting the Elderly

June 7, 2024 —

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. And, unfortunately, the number of scams targeting seniors is rising rapidly. That’s because scammers believe those 60 and older have more money, are more willing to trust people, and are less willing to report crimes against them. Here are some common elder scams and how you can stop them

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My Brother’s Keeper receives grants from FHLBank Boston and Abington Bank

Abington, Massachusetts — June 5, 2024 —

Making a difference in our community is one way that Abington Bank unlocks potential in the neighborhoods we serve. Abington Bank was recently recognized by FHLBank Boston for its commitment to affordable housing, and awarded a $2,000 grant to My Brother’s Keeper, the Easton and Dartmouth-based nonprofit organization selected by Abington Bank. In response, Abington

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Fraud Prevention: What You Should Know About Phishing, Smishing, and Vishing

May 28, 2024 —

There’s only one you, and at Abington Bank, we want to help you keep it that way! Here’s what you need to know about common scams that try to steal your personal info or identity! Phishing: Watch your email With a phishing scam, you may receive an email that appears to be from a company

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Abington Bank promotes Brunette to Assistant Vice President, Branch Officer

Abington, Massachusetts — May 10, 2024 —

Abington Bank has promoted Carolyn Brunette to assistant vice president, branch officer of its Front Street, Marion location. Brunette, of West Wareham, has more than 16 years of banking experience, and joined Abington Bank in 2022 after holding various retail banking positions with Rockland Trust and TD Bank. As assistant vice president, Brunette will maintain

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Abington Bank’s “Funding Their Futures” Program Provides $17,000 to Local Schools

Abington, Massachusetts — May 3, 2024 —

Abington Bank’s Funding Their Futures program recently awarded more than $17,000 in donations to a dozen schools, school systems, or educational foundations across the South Shore and South Coast. President and CEO Andrew J. Raczka said the funds are part of the bank’s longstanding commitment to supporting education through funding a variety of programs that

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Protect Yourself from Zelle® Scams

April 11, 2024 —

Who doesn’t love a convenient and easy way to move money? That’s why Zelle, the person-to-person payment service offered by Abington Bank, has become a popular way to send and receive money quickly. Unfortunately, it’s also become popular among scammers who use it to defraud unsuspecting victims. As part of our commitment to helping you

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Abington Bank to Host Free Shred Day

Abington, Massachusetts — March 22, 2024 —

Abington Bank invites customers and members of the community to a free Shred Day on Saturday, April 27, from Noon to 3:00 p.m. (or until the truck is full) at the bank’s Randolph office at 129 N. Main St. Local residents can reduce their risk of identity theft by bringing old mail, receipts, statements or

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Abington Bank Parent Wins 2024 Top Workplaces USA Award

Abington, Massachusetts — March 20, 2024 —

Hometown Financial Group, parent company of Abington Bank, bankESB, and bankHometown, announced today it was named a winner of the 2024 Top Workplaces USA award by Energage and USA Today. Top Workplaces USA celebrates organizations with 150 or more employees that are dedicated to building an exceptional people-first culture. Winners are chosen based solely on

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Beware of Fraud This Tax Season!

March 20, 2024 —

Tax season is in full swing. For many, it’s time to get a little extra money back as a refund. Unfortunately, it’s also a time that scammers look to steal money and the identities of unsuspecting victims. At Abington Bank, we want to help protect you. Here’s some info on the latest tax scams and

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Abington Bank promotes Epps to Assistant Branch Manager

Abington Bank recently promoted Fredrick Epps to assistant branch manager of its 497 Washington Street, Stoughton office. Fredrick, of Boston, has more than 5 years of banking experience and was previously teller supervisor in Stoughton. He started as a teller at Envision Bank in 2018. In his new role, Fred will be there to help

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Abington Bank Sponsors 2024 Cotter Tournament

Abington, Massachusetts — February 23, 2024 —

Abington Bank served as the exclusive sponsor of the Shawn P. Cotter Memorial Basketball Tournament that took place February 19 to 21, 2024 at Abington High School. The tournament featured boys’ and girls’ teams from Abington, Rockland, and Sandwich high schools as well as Cape Cod Academy. Mr. Cotter was an attorney and a distinguished,

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A message to our customers on our recent merger announcement

February 22, 2024 —

Dear Valued Customer: We’re truly excited about our recent agreement to merge Abington Bank and North Shore Bank under our parent company, Hometown Financial Group. While both banks are already strong, we know that together we’ll be even better able to unlock potential for our employees, our communities, and especially you, our valued customers. Enhanced

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North Shore Bank and Abington Bank to Merge

Easthampton and Peabody, Massachusetts — February 15, 2024 —

Will create a $3 billion premier community bank with 25 branches serving eastern Massachusetts. Hometown Financial Group, Inc., the holding company for bankESB, bankHometown, and Abington Bank, and North Shore Bancorp, the holding company for North Shore Bank, jointly announced today that the organizations have entered into an agreement in which North Shore Bank will

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Abington Bank Donates $76,500 to Local Food Pantries

Abington, Massachusetts — February 9, 2024 —

Andrew J. Raczka, president and CEO of Abington Bank, announced that the bank’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign raised $71,500 for the 13 local food pantries that participated in the third annual fundraising drive. At the same time, the bank made an additional $5,000 donation to the Wellspring Multi-Service Food Distribution Center, which supports more than

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