Florida group looks to form bank


Waterfall Bank, which has ties to an investment group that handles affairs for family offices, would be based in the Tampa Bay area.


Florida's SunState FCU to rebrand following charter conversion


The Gainesville, Fla.-based credit union has converted from a federal to a state charter and will debut its new brand identity early next month.


Achieva Credit Union lands fourth merger in 10 years


Coast 2 Coast Financial Credit Union has agreed to join the Florida-based Achieva, which previously acquired two community banks.


Florida bank that went global to survive eyes growth at home


Anchor Bank in Palm Beach Gardens was rescued by Bolivian investors after the financial crisis and began catering to South American clientele. Now it has agreed to buy a Broward County bank, setting the stage for its long-awaited, in-market expansion.


Regulators close Florida bank in third failure of 2020


First City Bank of Florida had suffered “longstanding capital and asset quality issues” that were unrelated to the pandemic, the FDIC said.


Group with ties to Michigan brokerage firm applies to form a bank


The proposed Multi-Bank shares an address with the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office of Multi-Bank Securities.


Organizers propose 'values-based' bank in Florida


Climate First Bank, which would be led by veteran banker Ken LaRoe, would offer loans to help individuals and organizations make environmentally sound decisions.


Retired Vantage West CEO takes over at We Florida Financial


Robert D. Ramirez has accepted the top job at the South Florida credit union as it attempts to turn around following a steep decline in earnings and a jump in charge-offs.


Florida trust company applies to become a state-chartered bank


Cypress Trust Co. has requested deposit insurance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.


Few companies have tapped the Fed's Main Street program


Just eight loans had been made as of late July, six of them through a single community bank in Florida, according to new data on the federal rescue program for small and midsize companies hurt by the pandemic.