Pike Teachers in Alabama to merge into Guardian Credit Union


The combined institution will serve almost 75,000 members with nearly $660 million in assets.


Alabama One Credit Union to buy First Bank of Linden


The purchase-and-assumption transaction, if approved, would become the first credit union-bank merger in Alabama.


Alabama banks announce plans to merge


USAL Bancorp will have nearly $300 million in assets after it buys Escambia County Bank.


Bank OZK to exit Alabama with branch sales


The Arkansas bank is selling its two branches in the state to Merchants & Marine Bancorp and FEB Bancshares.


Coronavirus concerns prompt Louisiana bank to terminate acquisition


Investar Holding said it no longer plans to buy Cheaha Financial in Alabama.


6 key Senate races for bankers to watch


Several Senate Banking Committee members from both parties are facing tough reelection challenges in a year when control of the entire chamber — and the banking policy agenda — may be up for grabs.


BankFirst adding to Alabama operations with T&F purchase


The Mississippi company will pay $49 million for Traders & Farmers Bancshares.


Investar ending 2020 with deal for Alabama bank


The Louisiana company sold $30 million in stock to help fund its purchase of Cheaha Financial Group.


BancPlus to enter Alabama, Louisiana markets with latest acquisition


The company will gain 34 branches and $1.2 billion in assets when it buys State Capital in Mississippi.


Bank acquirers are taking a hard look at the Gulf Coast


Diverse economies and a limited number of sellers are making markets like Tampa, Fla., a hot spot for growth-minded banks.