Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bank is buying the Morro Bay branch and assets of San Luis Obispo-based Coast National Bank. The acquisition, announced Oct. 1, will include about $30 million in deposit accounts. It will also include the branch building. Heritage Oaks said it will pay “market value” for the building at 898 Morro Bay Read More →
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Encino-based California United Bank completed its $17.2 million acquisition of Thousand Oaks-based California Oaks State Bank on Dec. 31. Cal Oaks shareholders will receive compensation of $11.35 per share, half in cash and half in shares of California United common stock, the banks announced Jan. 3.
Westlake Village-based First California Financial Group said Dec. 30 that it will buy the electronic banking division of Palm Desert-based Palm Desert National Bank, allowing it to move into the prepaid debit card market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pacific Capital Bancorp, the parent of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust that was recapitalized and taken over by Texas banking heavyweights Gerald Ford and Carl Webb earlier this year, is bringing aboard a new group of executives that helped Webb and Ford build out their last big venture.
Third quarter results on the banking front hint at a long-awaited turnaround in the region’s financial services industry. Pacific Capital Bancorp., the region’s largest banking institution, posted a profit for the month of September after getting a $500 million infusion from the Ford Financial group out of Texas. The bank has essentially got a new Read More →
Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks Bancorp reported a third-quarter loss applicable to common shareholders of $11.3 million on Nov. 9, compared to a $5.6 million loss in the same quarter last year. The banking firm, the third largest based in the Tri-Counties, blamed the wider loss on a $10.5 million non-cash charge related to the valuation Read More →