Tri-county independent banks down to Final Four
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Bank of the Sierra acquiring Ojai Community Bank
Banking industry consolidation on the Central Coast picked up speed on April 25 with the parent company of Bank of the Sierra announcing plans to acquire OCB Bancorp and its four branches in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The $14 per share acquisition sent OCB Bancorp shares soaring more 50 percent and marks the latest Read More →
OCB Bancorp loan portfolio hits $200 million mark
OCB Bancorp — parent company of Ojai Community Bank, Santa Barbara Community Bank, Ventura Community Bank and Santa Paula Community Bank — has eclipsed a $200 million loan portfolio, the company recently announced. As its loan portfolio has grown at around 30 percent to 35 percent annually over the past several years, OCB Bancorp now has Read More →
OCB Bancorp reports strong growth in first quarter of 2016
OCB Bancorp, parent company of Ojai Community Bank, Santa Barbara Community Bank, Ventura Community Bank and Santa Paula Community Bank, reported April 28 that it experienced strong growth in the first quarter of 2016. Loans reached $183 million, increasing by approximately $6 million for the first quarter, for an annualized growth rate of 15 percent. Read More →
OCB Bancorp reports strong third quarter
The parent company of Ojai Community Bank has increased its net income 52 percent year to date for the nine months ending Sept. 30, according to OCB Bancorp’s third-quarter report. OCB Bancorp, also the parent company of Santa Barbara Community Bank, Ventura Community Bank and Santa Paula Community Bank, increased its total loans by $48 Read More →
Ojai Community Bank opens South Coast outpost
Santa Barbara’s newest banking office, Santa Barbara Community Bank, opened its doors quietly on Oct. 22.