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Bank of America Private Bank has opened a Buffalo office, as part of its newly created standalone market in upstate New York. Shaun Stimpson was named market executive to head its upstate New York market, which also includes offices in Rochester and Albany. Stimpson previously worked for the private bank in Hartford, Conn., and Boston, Mass. Bank of America's regiona…

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As Bank of America Corp. prepares to vacate its operations center in West Seneca for new digs in Elma, the owner of the Transit Road property is now seeking a new tenant to take up the space. The Charlotte, N.C.-based banking company, one of the nation's biggest banks, announced last year that it would relocate to the former Motorola plant in Jamison Business Park at 61…

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Bank of America will renovate its location at 4049 Seneca St. in West Seneca, starting Aug. 14. The project will include a refreshed ATM, new paint and carpeting, customer Wi-Fi and new furniture. The project should be completed at the end of October.

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Bank of America is preparing to close another area branch, this time in the Town of Hamburg. The bank will shut its location at Southwestern Boulevard and Rogers Road on Nov. 6, according to the bank's website. Bank of America has another branch in the village of Hamburg, at 43 Main St. The Southwestern Boulevard location, which the bank leases, sits at the front of …

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Bank of America has notified regulators it will close a location at 767 Cayuga St. in the Village of Lewiston on Oct. 30. The bank is still deciding whether to keep at ATM operating at the site, said Tara Burke, a bank spokeswoman. Bank of America owns the location that will close. Burke said Bank of America considers a variety of factors, such as customer traffic, w…

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Quentin Fogan loves to come home to Western New York. The son of two Niagara Falls educators, Fogan and his family now live in North Carolina, but whenever they visit here, they try to hang out at Canalside, catch a hockey game, or just spend time with friends around downtown Buffalo or the Elmwood Village. But Fogan, 36, sees more than just the activities that are h…

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A federal court in Buffalo has authorized Bank of America Corp. to seize the assets of CCS Oncology, putting the future of the prominent local cancer practice at risk after its owners, Dr. Won Sam Yi and Sung Eun Yi, defaulted on more than $16.2 million in debt to the bank. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford this week concluded that the Yis and…

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M&T Bank racked up 10 excellence awards for customer satisfaction in Greenwich Associates' annual survey of banks. M&T won recognition in both national and regional categories for small business and middle market banking. Greenwich calculated its results based on 30,000 interviews with businesses. More than 600 banks were evaluated; 43 of them received awards…

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It's not the kind of list any bank wants to appear on: the most consumer complaints lodged with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Four banks with a local branch presence were among the 49 banks on a list by compiled by LendEDU, based on the federal agency's publicly accessible database of complaints for 2017. Citizens Bank was third on the list, while KeyBank…

A Romanian national has admitted that he conspired to defraud Bank of America of more than $150,000 by using skimming devices and cameras at ATMs in Buffalo and Rochester Giovani Hornea, 20, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Hornea,  another Romanian national, Nicolae Sarbu, and others used skimming…