Professional Holding to buy Marquis Bank in South Florida


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


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


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


First Bancshares fills key gap in its Gulf Coast expansion effort


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.


Synovus doubles down in Florida


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.


Iowa bank announces second asset sale to a credit union


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Bank acquirers are taking a hard look at the Gulf Coast


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


Besieged Florida banking regulator avoids firing — for now


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.


Florida bankers create holding company, agree to buy Flagship Community


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