Patricia Matthews Joins RCB as Senior Underwriter

Reading, MA – Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) has hired Patricia Matthews to join its Residential Lending team as Senior Underwriter. Matthews comes to RCB from Melrose Cooperative Bank in Melrose, MA, where she served as Loan Underwriter for over 10 years. Prior to her time at Melrose Cooperative, she was the Underwriting Manager at Mortgage Network, Inc. in Danvers, MA.

Patricia Matthews graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She lives in Melrose with her husband, two sons, and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her sons play sports, visiting family, and hanging out with friends. She will report to Veronica Russo, who is the head of Residential and Consumer Lending.

“I’m excited to join RCB and take this next step in my career,” Matthews remarked. “I look forward to the challenge of this new position and the opportunity to work with such a great team.”

“Patricia is a wonderful addition to the bank,” said Veronica Russo. “She brings a lot of experience in credit analysis, underwriting, and risk management, and will provide great support to our residential lending group.

About Reading Cooperative Bank: 

Reading Cooperative Bank is a depositor owned co-operative founded in 1886. This community-centric North Shore financial service provider has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at

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