“Even the pessimists were thinking three years,” Community West CEO Marty Plourd told me. “No one expected the low-interest-rate environment to last this long,”
For community banks, these new regulations are as onerous as they are expensive.
The bottom line is that ethical behavior cannot be legislated.
The final phase in the region’s ongoing banking crisis may have begun.
Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bancorp has bucked a regulatory consent order placed on it two years ago. The news came on April 23, as the firm reported that it earned $1.6 million in the first quarter, a 204 percent increase over the same quarter a year earlier. The parent company of Heritage Oaks Bank and Read More →
Ojai Community Bank is out from under a regulatory consent order imposed on it last year and reported a profitable 2011, swinging back from a loss the year earlier. The small Ojai-based bank said March 27 that regulators had lifted a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. order placed on it on March 31, 2011. The announcement Read More →
[wikichart align=”center” ticker=”CWBC” showannotations=”true” livequote=”true” rollingdate=”6 months” width=”390″ height=”245″] The parent company of Goleta-based Community West Bank has reported an $8.6 million loss for the fourth quarter and disclosed a consent order from banking regulators. Community West Bancshares said Feb. 1 that its fourth-quarter performance was impacted by a $6.7 million allowance against deferred taxes Read More →