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Pacific Capital reports $28M loss, but Sept. profit

By   /  Tuesday, November 9th, 2010  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Earnings, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Pacific Capital reports $28M loss, but Sept. profit

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 4:50 p.m. Pacific Capital Bancorp lost nearly $28 million in July and August but said the first month under its new Texas owners was profitable. Texas-based private equity firm Ford Financial Fund acquired 86 percent of Pacific Capital for $500 million at the end of August. Pacific Capital Read More →

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Banks in no rush to repay TARP money

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Banks in no rush to repay TARP money

Two years after the U.S. Treasury Department rolled out its Troubled Asset Relief Program, the federal rescue plan for banks, eight of the nine banks based in the Tri-Counties that took those funds have not yet repaid them. The one bank in the region that has repaid its TARP funds — Santa Barbara-based Pacific Capital Read More →

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First California acquires failed Woodland Hills bank

By   /  Saturday, November 6th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on First California acquires failed Woodland Hills bank

[Editor’s note: This story has been corrected. Scroll down to the bottom for the update.] Westlake Village-based First California Financial Group acquired the assets of Western Commercial Bank on Nov. 5 after federal regulators shut down the Woodland Hills-based institution. First California will pay the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. a half percent premium to assume Read More →

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Foreclosure freeze won

By   /  Monday, October 25th, 2010  /  Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Foreclosure freeze won

As the nation’s largest home lenders continue their self-imposed foreclosure freezes, economists in the tri-county region say the residential real estate market’s search for the bottom is being delayed. The Tri-Counties had more than 1,200 homes in foreclosure at the end of the second quarter, according to information from research firm DataQuick. That’s up more Read More →

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Foreclosure fiasco’s ground zero: Ventura County offices churned out paperwork

By   /  Monday, October 25th, 2010  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Foreclosure fiasco’s ground zero: Ventura County offices churned out paperwork

Ask her how many foreclosure documents she worked through in a day at Countrywide Financial Corp., and Linda Martins-Mann says the pace was fast. “I didn’t count how many I processed, but it was a lot,” she said. “Maybe about 500 a day.” Martins-Mann was a foreclosure technician at Countrywide’s Simi Valley offices until the Read More →

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Pacific Capital gets delisting warning

By   /  Wednesday, October 13th, 2010  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Pacific Capital gets delisting warning

Pacific Capital Bancorp said in an Oct. 13 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the Nasdaq stock market has told it to get its stock price back above $1 before April 6, 2011, or potentially be delisted. The Santa Barbara-based banking firm — the holding company for Santa Barbara Bank & Trust Read More →