The Bank of Santa Barbara is searching for a new CEO as it races to comply with a regulatory order related to violations of Bank Secrecy Act reporting rules. Eloy Ortega has left his position as chief executive and Joanne Funari has been appointed interim CEO while a special committee recruits a new leader.
The Bank of Santa Barbara is seeking a new CEO as it races to comply with a regulatory order related to violations of Bank Secrecy Act reporting rules.
It might be the understatement of the decade to describe Sheila Bair as a complex creature. The recently retired chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was early to spot the evils of sub-prime mortgage lending — she warned about them as a Treasury official in 2002. During the 2008 financial crisis, she famously feuded Read More →
[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 →