Southern California bank's challenge: Build statewide brand


The pressure is on CEO Christopher Myers, one of our community bankers to watch, to make the most of CVB Financial's biggest acquisition to date.


Banks must brace for renewed privacy fight


Financial institutions had used existing banking laws as a shield against broader privacy protections, but a California law enacted this summer could threaten that strategy.


Navient must face Pa. lawsuit for alleged predatory lending


A U.S. District judge in Scranton denied the student lender's motion to dismiss the suit.


Axos loads up on more deposits (for free)


The San Diego bank has agreed to assume $225 million in deposits at no premium from Modern Woodmen of America, which is shuttering MWABank, its direct bank subsidiary.


Waters nominated to chair House banking panel


The California congresswoman would be the first woman and first African-American to lead the committee.


A challenge too good to pass up put Simone Lagomarsino back in the C-suite


The former head of Heritage Oaks Bancorp says she relishes a chance to reinvent Luther Burbank, a thrift that wants to make more commercial loans — a shift she has deftly orchestrated before.


BayCom to expand Southern Calif. operations with Uniti purchase


Uniti Financial focuses on the Korean-American community through three offices around Los Angeles.


Veteran banker to become CEO of Luther Burbank in California


Simone Lagomarsino, former CEO of Heritage Oak Bank, will succeed John Biggs next month.


What sold a small California bank on PacWest (it wasn't the price)


Its bid for El Dorado Savings wasn’t the highest, but PacWest's image as a skilled dealmaker added value to its offer in the seller’s eyes.


Investment company to buy Calif. community bank


Faciam Holdings will pay nearly $68 million for Summit Bancshares.