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Community Banking: Gulf Capital Bank Announces Formation of De Novo Bank

Gulf Capital Bank just announced the formation of the first de novo bank in Houston, Texas in more than a decade. The formation of Gulf capital is also the largest de novo raise in Texas state history. Gulf Capital has said they intend the personal relationship touches of a traditional community bank combined with the ease of state-of-the-art banking technology and global connections provided by a group of Houston’s business and civic leaders. The bank is located on the first floor at One Riverway, at the corner of Woodway and South Post Oak Lane.

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Community Banking: Gulf Capital Bank Announces Formation of De Novo Bank
February 24, 2020

Gulf Capital Bank just announced the formation of the first de novo bank in Houston, Texas in more than a decade. The formation of Gulf capital is also the largest…

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Community Banking: Reich & Tang Reaches Deal with Smiley Technologies
February 6, 2020

Fintech firm Reich & Tang has reached a deal with Smiley Technologies, a developer and provider of core banking solutions to U.S community banks. Community banks typically struggle to keep…

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Alternative Investments: Pacific Premier Bancorp Buys Opus Bank
February 4, 2020

Pacific Premier Bancorp (NASDAQ: PPBI), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, announced plans to purchase and Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB). Terms of the deal set the value at about…

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Bank Director Magazine Conference: Fintech, Cybersecurity and Other Worries for 2020
January 27, 2020

Tim Melvin is attending the conference in Phoenix this week. At the top of the list is competition form fintech firms and big tech companies. Millennials are more focused on…

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Melvin: Observations From the Bank Director Magazine Acquire or Be Acquired Conference
January 27, 2020

Tim Melvin is attending the Bank Director Magazine Acquire or Be Acquired Conference in Phoenix, AZ this week. Over 1,000 bankers have gathered to talk about M&A and growth strategies…

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American Banking Association: M&A Expectations for 2020
January 24, 2020

The American Banking Association has released its outlook for merger and acquisition activity in the banking sector in 2020. The ABA finds that the forces contributing to the consolidation of…

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Fintech: Goldman Sachs Launches Its Marcus App
January 14, 2020

Online bank Marcus from Goldman Sachs Group has finally come to mobile devices. The Wall Street financial giant launched its long-awaited app for customers last week. The lack of an…

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Bancorp South Bank Completes Deal for Texas First Bancshares
January 3, 2020

The deal creates a new firm with $21 billion in assets. Bancorp South Bank announced the completion of its acquisition of Texas First Bancshares, the parent company of Texas First…

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Community Banking: Evans Bancorp to Buy FSB Bancorp
December 20, 2019

Evans Bancorp announced this week plans to purchase FSB Bancorp (FSBC) for approximately $34.7 million. The price of $17.80 per share for FSB Bancorp will be paid 50% in cash…

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Community Banking: Cambridge Financial Group Will Buy Melrose Bancorp
December 20, 2019

Cambridge Financial Group is acquiring Melrose Bancorp (MELR) for $25 a share in cash. The mutual holding company for Cambridge Savings Bank will receive quite a boost after this deal. Cambridge…

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