De novo institutions

Post-crisis organizers find a whole new de novo ballgame


While regulators now seem eager to help, organizers are discovering that they must raise more capital and have diverse business models to get charters approved.


North Carolina de novo inches closer to opening


Community Bank of the Carolinas must raise about $4 million before becoming the state’s first new bank since the financial crisis.


De novos breed small businesses, Florida Bankers chief says


Alex Sanchez acknowledges that the U.S. has a lot of banks and many failed in the crisis, but he says a healthy economy needs a fresh supply of community lenders to nurture entrepreneurs.


Where the small-bank lobby will focus next


Congress granted banks significant reg relief last year, but incoming ICBA Chairman Preston Kennedy says a lighter touch is needed with Bank Secrecy Act rules, loan-loss modeling and call reports.


Will BB&T-SunTrust start a de novo wave?


Big bank mergers have historically been a catalyst for startups. Experts say it could happen again.


Latest de novo effort in affluent Atlanta suburbs


Loyal Trust Bank will have a large number of Asian-American investors and board members.


Organizers planning new bank in the Florida Keys


Gulf Atlantic Bank would be the eighth bank in the market, and just the second with local ownership.


Arizona de novos slow to materialize


Several groups have gone public with plans to start a bank since the state enacted a law to make it easier, but none have actually filed with the FDIC.


Virginia bank sues North Carolina de novo over name


American National Bankshares is trying to force the proposed American Bank & Trust to change its name.


What community banks like so much about Northern Va.


Bankers are eager to expand there through M&A, de novos or other means, encouraged by strong employment and disruption created by recent consolidation.