Executives at Miami-area microlender apply to form a bank


OUR Community Bank would focus on small-business loans with an emphasis on underserved Hispanic and Latino communities in South Florida.


Small bank’s big digital goal: Launch 3 niche banks


Surety's first online bank, booyah, is aimed at college students and young grads.


Longtime CenterState executive to retire


Ernest Pinner, who co-founded the Florida company in 1999, will become non-executive chairman in January.


City National to buy another South Florida bank


The Miami unit of Chile’s Banco de Credito e Inversiones is acquiring Executive National Bank. It bought Miami's TotalBank last year.


OptimumBank, Interamerican finally free of post-crisis regulatory orders


The Florida banks had spent years addressing credit quality and capital issues.


Georgia bank agrees to sale to Florida credit union


First Commerce Credit Union's agreement to buy Citizens Bank brings to 14 the number of deals this year in which a credit union is buying a bank.


Bankers fight back against credit union takeovers


An increase in credit union acquisitions of banks has been a blow to the morale of many commercial bankers, and some of their trade organizations are trying to slow down the trend. There may be little they can do.


FDIC approves Florida group's de novo application


Organizers of Silver River Community Bank must raise $17 million before opening.


Rival South Florida banks team up to go after bigger fish


Professional Bank and Marquis Bank, both of Coral Gables, have been competing against each other for more than a decade. Now they are merging in hopes of landing larger clients and making better use of technology being developed in Professional's innovation lab.


Professional Holding to buy Marquis Bank in South Florida


The companies said the merger will provide scale and help them update technology more efficiently.