South Florida is once again a hot market for M&A


A strong economy and the chance to court Hispanic customers and businesses have banks interested in the region once more.


How did Donald Trump become a Florida bank's client in chief?


The president's big loan from, and sizable deposits with, Professional Bank in Boca Raton have raised some eyebrows. But the bank's chairman says it recruits relationship bankers from larger rivals to get just these kinds of customers.


Banco Espirito Santo finds new buyer for Brickell Bank


Banesco USA agreed to buy Brickell more than a year after Banco Espirito tried to sell the Miami bank to a Swiss financier.


First American adds to Florida operations with Continental acquisition


The Illinois bank is buying a bank formed in the 1970s to serve Cuban-Americans.


10 years after resurrection, BankUnited eyes Atlanta, servicing exit


The moves are part of a plan CEO Rajinder Singh discussed in a conversation with American Banker.


First Busey to buy South Florida wealth management firm


The Illinois company will gain six offices after it buys Investors' Security Trust.


Florida’s top bank regulator placed on leave after sexual harassment complaint


State officials are looking into a sexual harassment complaint filed against Ronald Rubin, Florida's recently-appointed top banking regulator.


Brazilian financial giant to buy BAC Florida Bank for $500 million


Banco Bradesco said it will use the acquired bank to expand its investment offerings in the United States.


Florida bank is biggest to be sold to a credit union


MidFlorida Credit Union has agreed to buy the $730 million-asset Community Bank & Trust of Florida in Ocala.


BankUnited in Fla. announces plan to boost annual profit by $60M


The company, which is planning to revamp its organizational structure, has seen a sharp increase in funding costs over the past year.