The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y, (12 CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States.
Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act.
Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than May 6, 2014.
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210-2204:
1. Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc., to engage de novo through its subsidiary, Blue Hills Funding Corporation, both in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, in extending credit and servicing loans pursuant to section 225.28(b)(1).
2. Meridian Bancorp, Inc., Peabody, Massachusetts; to acquire Meridian Interstate Funding Corporation, Peabody, Massachusetts, and thereby engage in extending credit and servicing loans pursuant to section 225.28(b)(1).
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 16, 2014.
Michael J. Lewandowski,
Associate Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2014-08991 Filed 4-18-14; 8:45 am]
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