Banks in wildfires' path scramble to contact employees


Assessments of damage to branches and customers' homes have been elusive.


Siding with landlords and lenders, Calif. voters reject expanded rent control


Real estate and mortgage industry groups outspent proponents three-to-one to defeat Proposition 10, a measure to allow California municipalities to set local rent control laws.


An Iowa bank’s mandate for selling itself: Simplify


ATBancorp had an unusual footprint that included a small bank and a number of fee-based businesses. But it had to slim down before it could find a buyer.


JPMorgan to build a Silicon Valley campus for 1,000 employees


JPMorgan Chase plans to open a fintech campus in Palo Alto, California, part of the bank's efforts to attract more Silicon Valley talent.


Balance sheet growth boosts East West's quarterly profit


The California company reported increases in loans and deposits, along with a wider net interest margin.


Axos seeks boost in deposits, fee income with latest niche deal


In what would be its third acquisition in a year, the company formerly known as BofI Holding is buying a firm that clears trades for independent broker-dealers.


Hanmi files lawsuit blaming SWNB and its board for merger's failure


Hanmi alleges that SWNB's directors actively advised the Houston bank's investors to reject the merger.


How working with Freddie could boost one bank's profit


First Foundation sold loans to Freddie Mac to free up space for higher-yielding credits. It then bought the securities that were formed to replace other, lower-yielding assets through an often overlooked program.


Terminated bank deal in Texas takes nasty turn


Hanmi Financial wants SWNB in Houston to pay a termination fee, citing "material breaches" of covenants tied to their now-defunct merger agreement.


Why this fintech pulled its FDIC charter application


Colin Walsh, Varo Money's CEO, learned a lot from his first stab at deposit insurance. Lesson one: Work with one regulator at a time.