washington

What’s fueling Citizens’ westward expansion

10/09/19

The Providence, R.I., bank recently installed a new regional head in California to oversee a commercial banking expansion into five western states. The bank says it’s trying to craft a successful growth strategy while reassuring investors it isn’t overreaching.

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Why 'WaFd'? To avoid being seen as a credit union

10/03/19

When Washington Federal last rebranded, it was to signal its shift from a savings and loan association to a commercial bank. This time around, it's to reflect geographic diversity and its desire to be viewed as a bank.

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Columbia Banking System will promote Clint Stein to CEO

09/30/19

The transition to Stein from Hadley Robbins is the result of a multiyear succession process, the Tacoma, Wash., company said. Robbins had succeeded the late Melanie Dressel.

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Sandy Spring to buy Revere Bank

09/24/19

The company will add nearly a dozen branches in the Maryland suburbs of Washington.

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Washington Federal changes its bank's name

09/13/19

The Seattle company rebranded as WaFd Bank to address confusion that it might have ties to the federal government.

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1st Security's first impression of Anchor was lasting

08/28/19

The two banks' strong chemistry helped 1st Security's integration of Anchor go smoothly.

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Banner deepens ties to California with AltaPacific acquisition

07/24/19

The Washington company will have more than $1 billion in assets in southern California when the $87 million deal closes.

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HomeStreet to buy out its loudest critic

07/11/19

The activist investor Blue Lion Capital, which had pushed for HomeStreet's sale, is selling all of its stock to the Seattle company.

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HomeStreet prevails in battle with activist investor

06/21/19

All of the Seattle company's directors, including CEO Mark Mason, were backed by shareholders despite a challenge by Blue Lion Partners.

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What ruling on noncompete clauses means for banks — and job hunters

05/01/19

It just got harder for banks in Georgia to enforce noncompete agreements in employee contracts. For employees of two merging banks, BB&T and SunTrust, the timing couldn’t be better.

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