First Bancshares makes bigger Fla. commitment with FMB purchase


The Mississippi company will also gain its first branches in southern Georgia as part of the $80 million deal.


Synovus returns to large-scale M&A with FCB acquisition


The $2.9 billion deal is the Georgia company's first traditional whole-bank acquisition since 2006. It is also the year's second-biggest bank acquisition.


To find a buyer, this bank had to give up pot


First Green Bank in Florida had to stop holding deposits for licensed marijuana sellers as a condition of making a deal.


Fidelity in Atlanta plans major pullback in indirect auto


The company will no longer originate indirect auto loans outside of Florida and Georgia.


This black-owned bank treats activism as a business line


OneUnited in Boston recently issued a debit card supporting immigrants, taking a public stand on a divisive national issue.


Private investor to buy Florida bank


P. Byron DeFoor, who already has majority stakes in two community banks, is planning to buy First Columbia Bancorp.


Factoring deal is diversification play for Axiom


The Orlando, Fla., bank has bought Allied Affiliated Funding in Dallas in an effort to branch out beyond traditional commercial and consumer lending.


Recapitalized Fla. bank brings in new leadership


Beach Community Bank, which recently added $100 million in capital, hired veteran banker Carl Chaney as its executive chairman.


Speed worked to CenterState's advantage in Atlanta deal


Charter One wanted to sell itself quickly because it feared valuations had peaked, and CenterState was able to beat other potential suitors to the punch.


Seacoast makes big Orlando push with First Green acquisition


Seacoast's deposits in the central Florida city will increase by 49% after it completes the $133 million acquisition.