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Professional Holding to buy Marquis Bank in South Florida

08/12/19

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

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Rubin is removed as Florida banking commissioner by state's cabinet

07/25/19

State regulator Ron Rubin had been asked to resign in May over a sexual harassment complaint, but he attempted to fight the allegations.

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First Bancshares fills key gap in its Gulf Coast expansion effort

07/23/19

The Mississippi bank has agreed to buy First Florida Bancorp in Destin, Fla., as part of its plan to build a community bank stretching across the Gulf region.

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Synovus doubles down in Florida

07/16/19

The Georgia regional plans to open more branches in the state as it looks to loan growth and fees as a way to offset intense competition for deposits.

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Iowa bank announces second asset sale to a credit union

06/26/19

First American Bank agreed to sell its Iowa branches to GreenState just weeks after arranging the transfer of its Florida locations to another credit union.

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Embattled Fla. banking commissioner claims he was blackmailed by state officials

06/24/19

Ron Rubin, on leave after a sexual harassment complaint, filed a lawsuit claiming that the state's chief financial officer, through an intermediary, sought a $1 million contribution as part of a quid pro quo to get the job.

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United Community casts M&A net in BB&T-SunTrust strongholds

06/13/19

Lynn Harton, the Georgia bank's CEO and a 20-year BB&T veteran, is considering acquisitions in Alabama, Florida and Tennessee markets where the entity soon to be named Truist Financial has a high profile.

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Bank acquirers are taking a hard look at the Gulf Coast

06/06/19

Diverse economies and a limited number of sellers are making markets like Tampa, Fla., a hot spot for growth-minded banks.

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Besieged Florida banking regulator avoids firing — for now

06/05/19

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is attempting to sort out allegations of sexual harassment against the state's banking commissioner and counterclaims of a political setup.

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Florida bankers create holding company, agree to buy Flagship Community

05/30/19

West Florida Banking is made up of bankers who ran Jefferson Bank of Florida, which is now part of CenterState Banks.

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