Missouri

Community bank rethinks wisdom of branch closings

09/11/19

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.

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Simmons First expanding to Oklahoma City with Landmark purchase

07/31/19

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

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Associated adding heft near St. Louis with First Staunton acquisition

07/25/19

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

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A commercial lending battle royal in Kansas City

05/09/19

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

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First Bank in Missouri taps insider as next CEO

05/01/19

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

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Uma Wilson, UMB Bank | Most Powerful Women: Next

04/28/19

Over the past two years, Uma Wilson's strategy took a program that had been losing customers on a year-over-year basis and transformed it into the fastest-growing issuer of Visa cards in the region.

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UMB to buy corporate trust business in Iowa

03/05/19

The company will open its first office in Iowa after buying the business from Bankers Trust.

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Pass. Pass. Pass. Pass. Pass. Deal! When healthy banks have M&A leverage

01/30/19

Reliance Bancshares was in a position to reject five buyout offers over the course of a year before it got one it liked.

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Heartland to expand Kansas City operations with Blue Valley acquisition

01/16/19

The Iowa company will pay $94 million for a bank with five branches and $727 million in loans.

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Nobody saw this bank deal coming

12/13/18

When Trinity Capital in New Mexico put itself up for sale last summer, it reached out to several local banks to gauge their interest. Then came a surprise offer from a suitor based a thousand miles away.

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