Former CFPB staffer named Florida's banking commissioner


Ronald Rubin, who was a CFPB enforcement attorney, will head an office overseeing nearly 200 state-chartered banks.


Florida remains hotbed for deals between credit unions, banks


Fairwinds Credit Union will buy Friends Bank. It is the third time this year that the Florida bank has agreed to sell to a credit union.


Bank deal to boost Central Florida Educators FCU's business lending


The Lake Mary, Fla.-based credit union has agreed to buy Fidelity Bank of Florida for an undisclosed amount.


Four victims of SunTrust shooting were bank employees


Police in Sebring, Fla., have yet to determine a motive for the attack in which four SunTrust workers and one customer were killed. The shooter, Zephen Allen Xaver, has been arraigned on five counts of first-degree murder.


Loan growth, Charter deal bboost to CenterState's profit


The Florida company's earnings increased after it completed a big acquisition and produced strong year-over-year loan production.


VyStar is latest credit union to line up bank acquisition


The deal for Citizens State Bank is part of VyStar's plan to expand throughout Florida and Georgia.


Alternative lenders try to fill void left by shutdown


The tricky part: raising awareness without appearing to take advantage of borrowers at a time when agencies like the SBA are out of commission.


Organizers plan bank in central Florida


Silver River Community Bank is the fifth de novo in Florida to apply with the FDIC in the last three years.


Merchants in Indiana to buy warehouse lender


Merchants has agreed to buy NattyMac, a company it has been in business with since 2014.


CenterState to gain heft with purchase of National Commerce in Alabama


The Florida company will have more than $16 billion in assets, along with increased scale in Georgia, when it buys National Commerce.