california

California Gov. Brown should sign new bill to protect small businesses

09/25/18

The legislation would help small-business owners better evaluate financing options by requiring updated disclosures.

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Gov. Brown should veto California’s small-business lending bill

09/19/18

The legislation, which creates new disclosure standards for financing costs, could hamstring commercial lenders that offer revolving credit facilities.

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PacWest to enter northern Calif. with El Dorado Savings purchase

09/12/18

The Los Angeles company will also gain its first branches in Nevada after completing the $467 million acquisition.

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After merger goes sideways, two banks explore alternatives

08/31/18

Hanmi thought it was all set to buy SWNB in Houston, but the seller was unable to secure enough shareholder votes to back the deal.

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BofI in Calif. to rebrand its bank, most products

08/27/18

The decision to adopt the name Axos Bank seems to put more distance between the company and its Internet roots.

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Hanmi tweaks offer for Houston bank

08/21/18

Hanmi Financial in Los Angeles will pay more of the deal price in cash, prompting SWNB Bancorp to postpone its shareholder vote.

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Capital raise to pay off debt for California BanCorp

08/17/18

The Oakland bank has raised $25 million through a private placement of common stock.

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Amalgamated chief's goal after IPO: Create a nationwide bank

08/14/18

Keith Mestrich, who runs the union-founded bank, plans to use a more liquid stock to pursue acquisitions in cities such as Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles.

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Banks should do more to prevent renters from being displaced

08/14/18

Lending to problematic or serial evictors can cause people to be pushed out of their homes in the name of profits. Banks must adopt standards against this practice.

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Serial acquirer to boost New Mexico operations with latest deal

08/13/18

BayCom in Walnut Creek, Calif., would have a bigger presence in the Albuquerque area after buying Bethlehem Financial.

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