Community banks

Dogwood State raises $28M to expand across North Carolina

02/26/21

The bank, formed in 2019 when investors bought and recapitalized Sound Bank, will use the funds to hire lenders and improve its overall infrastructure.

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How banks are helping Texans cope with a 'nightmare'

02/22/21

From delivering water door to door to turning offices into shelters, bankers in the state have adapted their hurricane-response plans to offer customers and employees relief from the past week's snow emergency and power outages.

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Can bankers really make the world a better place?

02/10/21

In his new book, the Princeton lecturer and financier J.C. de Swaan contemplates what it means to be virtuous in a financial system that prioritizes profits and shareholder returns.

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Wells Fargo invests in six Black-owned banks

02/08/21

Aside from the cash infusions, the San Francisco-based bank will assign dedicated teams to provide the lenders with financial, technology and product expertise.

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Managing excess liquidity getting tougher for banks

01/29/21

Comerica, Citizens Financial and other companies are buying up securities, paying off high-cost borrowing and trying to develop specialty lending niches. But loan growth remains weak, and the likelihood of extreme volatility in deposits makes it hard to plan ahead.

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Wings Financial to buy another bank

01/25/21

The Minnesota credit union’s deal for Brainerd Savings & Loan comes about 11 months after it bought Neighborhood National Bank in Minnesota.

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IPO done, expectations mount for Eastern Bankshares

12/31/20

Speculation is swirling that the Boston company will go on a buying spree after raising $1.8 billion, though some investors are advising caution. This tension makes CEO Bob Rivers one of our community bankers to watch in 2021.

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What community banks don't know about digital is hurting them

12/21/20

There’s an alarming gap between how small and large banks view the importance of digital engagement, according to a recent survey by Celent and Arizent.

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Happy State expanding share of West Texas market with acquisition

12/14/20

The Amarillo bank is buying First National Bank of Tahoka, continuing the industry’s consolidation in the state.

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Pennsylvania bank would more than double assets with first M&A deal

12/14/20

The $62.7 million merger of Linkbancorp and Gratz Bank would create a company with over $800 million of assets and nine branches stretching from Harrisburg to the Philadelphia suburbs.

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