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Community West Bancshares second quarter income up over last year

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Community West Bancshares second quarter income up over last year

Community West Bancshares, the parent company of Goleta-based Community West Bank, reported net income of $1.1 million in the second quarter of 2016, up from a net loss of $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2015. “Our momentum during the first half of the year has been fueled by robust loan and deposit growth, Read More →

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Dubroff: Montecito Bank & Trust beefs up management team with Leis

By   /  Friday, July 22nd, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Montecito Bank & Trust beefs up management team with Leis

Henry Dubroff

Montecito Bank & Trust wrote the latest chapter in the saga of regional banking when it announced late July 18 that it was adding Union Bank’s veteran leader George Leis to its executive team. Leis, who chairs the CSU Channel Islands Foundation board, becomes chief operating officer reporting to President and CEO Janet Garufis. His Read More →

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Citizens Business Bank second quarter net income down from 2015

By   /  Thursday, July 21st, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Citizens Business Bank second quarter net income down from 2015

CVB Financial Corp. and its subsidiary Citizens Business Bank reported $25.5 million net income for the second quarter of 2016, or 23 cents per share. That was down from $26.8 million for the second quarter of 2015, or 25 cents per share. Citizens Business Bank completed the integration of County Commerce Bank in the second Read More →

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Montecito Bank & Trust hires Leis to be COO

By   /  Monday, July 18th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Montecito Bank & Trust hires Leis to be COO

Updated at 8:10 p.m.: Montecito Bank & Trust, one of the largest privately-owned banks in California, has hired veteran Union Bank executive George Leis to join its executive team. Effective July 19, Leis will become chief operating officer reporting to President and CEO Janet Garufis. He’ll oversee the bank’s lending, retail and business banking activities Read More →

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Bank of the Sierra completes acquisition of Coast National Bank

By   /  Tuesday, July 12th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Bank of the Sierra completes acquisition of Coast National Bank

Sierra Bancorp, holding company of Bank of the Sierra, has completed its acquisition of Coast Bancorp of San Luis Obispo County. Coast Bancorp shareholders received approximately $13.5 million — $3.3 million in cash and the balance in Sierra Bancorp stock. Coast Bancorp’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Coast National Bank, was merged into Sierra Bancorp’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bank Read More →

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Citizens Business Bank to pay 107th consecutive quarterly cash dividend

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Citizens Business Bank to pay 107th consecutive quarterly cash dividend

CVB Financial Corp., the holding company for Citizens Business Bank, announced a 12 cents per share cash dividend for the second quarter of 2016. The dividend will be payable on or about July 21 to shareholders of record as of July 7. “Our board of directors is pleased to pay our 107th consecutive cash dividend to our shareholders,” said President and CEO Christopher Read More →

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Policy normalization must continue

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2016  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Policy normalization must continue

By Dan E. Hamilton Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has been engaged in an unprecedented experiment, one without any economic theory to recommend it. Its policies are internally inconsistent. Some work to restrict credit. Others ease credit. The 2007 failure of New Century Financial, a leading subprime lender, did not derail the economy. However, when Read More →

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