What’s fueling Citizens’ westward expansion


The Providence, R.I., bank recently installed a new regional head in California to oversee a commercial banking expansion into five western states. The bank says it’s trying to craft a successful growth strategy while reassuring investors it isn’t overreaching.


Glacier to significantly increase scale in Arizona with State Bank deal


The Montana will pay $135 million for a bank with 10 branches in seven Arizona markets.


Another state creates tech sandbox as federal agencies tread warily


Utah this week became the third state to let companies test cutting-edge financial products without fear of violating licensing and other regulations.


Credit union-bank merger wave reaches Arizona


Arizona Federal Credit Union said its deal to buy Pinnacle Bank is the first of its kind in the Grand Canyon State.


Trump immigration crackdown hurting small banks on border


Heightened regulatory scrutiny and a slowdown in commerce have raised concerns about the viability of doing business along the U.S. Mexico border.


Arizona de novos slow to materialize


Several groups have gone public with plans to start a bank since the state enacted a law to make it easier, but none have actually filed with the FDIC.


Two new Republicans added to Senate Banking Committee


Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Martha McSally, R-Ariz., will fill the two GOP vacancies in the new Congress.


Democrat on House banking panel wins Arizona Senate race


Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., crafted a moderate message and will head to the Senate after having backed legislation providing banks with regulatory relief.


BOK rebranding in Arizona, Colorado in wake of CoBiz purchase


The regional bank is putting its corporate stamp on branches in the two states.


USAA to cut 265 jobs in its real estate and mortgage lending divisions


USAA will be eliminating 265 home sales and lending positions, but it already has offered nearly 100 of the affected workers different jobs within its mortgage unit.