United Consumers Credit Union names insider as president


Jay Neathery has taken over for Chris McCreary, who stepped down as president of the institution but is staying on as executive vice president.


First Mid plans to expand St. Louis operations with Linco acquisition


The company would also gain a branch near Dallas with the proposed acquisition.


1st Financial FCU eyes expansion with rebrand


The $282 million-asset institution's new name is intended to build on its work with underserved communities around St. Louis.


Rhineland Bancshares expanding close to St. Louis with acquisition


The Missouri company 's deal for Clifford Bancshares is set to close later this year.


Southern Missouri Bancorp lines up deal in its home state


The company will pay $24 million in cash for Central Federal Bancshares.


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.


Simmons First expanding to Oklahoma City with Landmark purchase


The Arkansas company will pay $434 million for Landrum Co., which has branches in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.


Associated adding heft near St. Louis with First Staunton acquisition


The Wisconsin regional agreed to buy the parent of First National Bank in Staunton for $76 million in cash.


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.


First Bank in Missouri taps insider as next CEO


Shelley Seifert had been the bank's chief operating officer.