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Citizens Business Bank acquiring County Commerce Bank

By   /  Wednesday, October 14th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Citizens Business Bank acquiring County Commerce Bank

Ontario-based Citizens Business Bank will acquire Oxnard-based County Commerce Bank in a cash and stock deal announced Oct. 14. The deal will strengthen Citizens’ commercial banking presence in Ventura County and CCB will have more lending power, the companies said in a news release. In exchange for all of CCB’s common stock and options, Citizens Read More →

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Community West Bank opens loan office in San Luis Obispo

By   /  Thursday, September 17th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Community West Bank opens loan office in San Luis Obispo

Goleta-based Community West Bank opened a new loan production office in San Luis Obispo, the company announced Sept. 17. The bank snatched up area expertise when it hired Bill Filippin in May as the executive vice president. Filippin previously worked with San Luis Obispo-based Heritage Oaks Bank (and Mission Community Bank until it was merged Read More →

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Citizens Business Bank targets Tri-Counties for growth

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Citizens Business Bank targets Tri-Counties for growth

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Combined banks will be known as American Riviera Bank

By   /  Thursday, August 27th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Combined banks will be known as American Riviera Bank

The combined American Riviera Bank and The Bank of Santa Barbara will be known as American Riviera Bank, the merged institution announced Aug. 27. Santa Barbara-based marketing agency Idea Engineering deemed that the name would have better “brand impact.” The banks proposed the merger in July, which would combine two smaller companies into a three-branch Read More →

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Goleta-based Community West Bancshares reports loss

By   /  Friday, August 21st, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Goleta-based Community West Bancshares reports loss

Goleta-based Community West Bancshares, parent company of Community West Bank, reported a loss of $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2015 following a $7.2 million loan settlement. The company recorded a profit of $1.7 million in the same period last year. “Community West’s second quarter results included solid loan and deposit growth and strong Read More →

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Heritage Oaks Bank CFO Lonny Robinson resigns

By   /  Thursday, August 20th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Heritage Oaks Bank CFO Lonny Robinson resigns

Heritage Oaks Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Lonny Robinson has resigned, holding company Heritage Oaks Bancorp announced Aug. 19. The Paso Robles-based bank hired Robinson in March 2014 to help with the Mission Community Bank merger and groom his successor, Jason Castle, Heritage Oaks Bank CEO and President Simone Lagomarsino said. Robinson Read More →

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Rabobank wants to be tops in ag, small biz lending

By   /  Friday, July 31st, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Rabobank wants to be tops in ag, small biz lending

  After a series of branch consolidations and a strategic rethinking, Rabobank will focus its California lending on business banking, agribusiness and renewables in its core markets in the Central Valley and on the Central Coast. The Netherlands-based banking giant has set a goal to be the global leader in food and agriculture lending as Read More →

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