High-cost lenders already seeking ways around crackdown in California


A law signed last week by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom caps interest rates on installment loans. But three large lenders are looking to avoid its restrictions by partnering with banks.


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.


California blazing a trail on banking policy for other blue states


The state's Democratic-controlled Legislature has enacted laws establishing data privacy rights, giving municipalities the ability to set up public banks, and requiring standardized disclosures on small-business loans, among other issues. Lawmakers elsewhere are taking notice.


Public banking gets green light in California


A new law authorizes municipalities in the nation’s largest state to charter their own financial institutions to reinvest public funds into the community.


Bank of Marin begins search for next CEO


The California company said it has no timeline for Russell Colombo's expected retirement.


California bank warns of large fraud-related charge-off


Private Bancorp of America is the latest bank to report a borrower issue in connection with a high-profile fraud case tied to liquor licenses.


Banc of California warns of big charge-off tied to commercial client


The unnamed borrower was the victim of an alleged scam by another company.


RBB entering Chicago with PGB acquisition


Both banks focus on the Chinese-American community.


Inside a small bank's struggle to find a buyer


AltaPacific's recent agreement to sell itself to Banner Corp. came after it started down a list 14 financial institutions last year, held discussions with at least nine suitors, and considered deals with a credit union and a business development company.


Pacific Mercantile hires regional banker as its CEO


Brad Dinsmore, who will also serve as the California company's president, once was in charge of several key lines at SunTrust, including consumer banking and private wealth management.