Arizona group aims to jump-start European-style open banking in U.S.


The Arizona Fintech Council, an organization of banks, economic and technology groups, will encourage collaboration and access to the state's regulatory sandbox to promote a version of Europe's open banking policy in the U.S.


Arizona group files to open Gainey Business Bank


Organizers have been working raising capital and preparing an application for about four years.


Succession plan in the works at American Southwest Credit Union


Jay Williamson will take over at the Sierra Vista, Ariz.-based institution after Brian Barkdull retires.


Arizona group receives conditional approval to open a de novo bank


Organizers of Scottsdale Community Bank must raise $16 million. The goal is to hit that goal and open by early 2021.


Veteran COO to take charge at Vantage West Credit Union


Sandra Sagehorn-Elliott will take over as the president and CEO of the Tucson, Ariz.-based institution next month, having served as chief operating officer of two different credit unions.


Heartland to buy Arizona branches from Johnson Financial


Johnson is exiting the state with the sale of the four locations.


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.


When a small town loses its only bank


The people of tiny Duncan, Ariz., have found creative ways to adapt to life in a banking desert, but their experience augurs a worrisome future for many other rural communities.


Credit union to acquire seven TCF branches in Arizona


Alaska USA Federal Credit Union will nearly double its operations in Phoenix after it buys the locations.


Arizona ballot effort reframes payday lending debate


Over the last decade, American voters have proved remarkably receptive to bans on high-cost consumer loans. Next year, a proposed ballot measure in a traditionally red state trending purple will offer a test case for the durability of that consensus.