Community bank rethinks wisdom of branch closings


Academy Bank in Kansas City, Mo., which shuttered nearly a quarter of its branches between 2015 and 2018, is now in expansion mode. Its CEO explains his renewed affinity for brick and mortar.


Kansas bank files for $100M initial public offering


CrossFirst Bankshares intends to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including support of future growth, according to its SEC registration statement.


U.S.-China trade war heightens fears of farm credit crunch


Farmers were already taking on more debt to cover losses from falling crop prices. New tariffs and other retaliatory moves could hurt ag borrowers further and lead to loan losses and tighter underwriting.


A commercial lending battle royal in Kansas City


The city, among the Midwest's most vibrant C&I markets, is luring community banks, as well as giants like PNC and JPMorgan Chase.


Equity continues buying spree with Oklahoma branch deal


The Kansas company has agreed to buy thee offices from MidFirst Bank.


Midwest shopping spree continues for Equity in Kansas


The company, which has completed eight acquisitions since 2015, agreed to buy City Bank and Trust in Oklahoma.


Why this 125-year-old thrift is getting into commercial lending


Capitol Federal Financial has mostly relied on mortgages throughout its history. Its acquisition of a commercial lender will change that.


How one acquisition will drastically change this Kansas bank


Capitol Federal will enter commercial lending for the first time in its 125-year history after it buys Capital City Bank.


Tiny Kansas bank bets big on fintech


While the $632 million-asset nbkc bank was the smallest known participant in the recent round of funding for Greenlight, the investment wasn't its first foray into fintech.


Equity Bancshares to buy banks in Kansas, Missouri


The company has agreed to buy Kansas Bank Corp. and Adams Dairy Bancshares in separate transactions.