Merger bolsters Telhio’s presence in Columbus

American Banker

Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union members will have access to more products, including commercial loan services, and 14 branches with the merger. Consolidations Credit unions M&A Ohio

Podcast: How a Community Banker Helped Columbus Discover Modern Architecture

ABA Community Banking

With just 44,000 residents, how did the town of Columbus, Indiana, become one of the nation's leading architectural destinations -- ranked sixth of all U.S. The post Podcast: How a Community Banker Helped Columbus Discover Modern Architecture appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

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Data Dive, Columbus Edition: Square, PayPal And One Brave Bank Teller

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Today is Columbus Day, a celebration of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery” of Americas 526 years ago. First, Christopher Columbus never actually set foot in North America, so he discovered an America, not the America. In fact, much of what one learned in elementary school about Columbus is a little bit off. And so in celebration of Columbus day, we thought we’d highlight the stories of the week that best embody that spirit of adventure and swashbuckling.

Siemens, Bytemark to connect multi-modal transit payments in Columbus, Ohio

Payments Source

Siemens Mobility has announced it’s working with Bytemark, a company Siemens partially owns, to develop a payment solution enabling riders to pay once for a trip across the city using multiple public and private modes of transit, from buses to scooters. Mobile payments Online payments Digital payments Ohio

Ohio Bill Urges Govt. To Adopt Blockchain

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Ohio is hoping its Columbus-based “smart city” efforts will be attractive to the blockchain industry. Blockchain bill bitcoin Columbus cryptocurrency Government House of Represenatives lawmakers News ohio overstock payments Smart City taxes What's HotBlockchain got a boost last week after the Ohio House Of Representatives introduced a bill that would let state government agencies use blockchain technology.

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Riverside Bank of Dublin (OH) Offers Rate Guarantee On Checking Account

BankDeals

Riverside Bank of Dubin (Columbus, Ohio metro area) is offering a very competitive rate on its All In Checking account, guaranteed through December 31, 2021

Huntington shuttering dozens of in-store branches in Michigan

American Banker

The Columbus, Ohio, company plans to close nearly 200 branches in the state — including more than 90 in Meijer grocery stores — after it acquires TCF Financial.

Organizers propose new bank in Ohio

American Banker

First Bank of Central Ohio would be based near Columbus, where another group opened a bank last year. FDIC Capital De novo institutions Commercial banking Community banks

BofA Will Add 500 New Locations and Redesigns Old Ones With More Tech

Bank Innovation

With these branches, the bank will also move into Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus, Ohio. Bank of America will open 500 new branches in the United States over the course of the next four years, the bank announced today. It will continue to make investments for both physical and digital growth, according to CNBC, and will.Read More. Exclusive Mobile Bank of America BofA branch banking JPMorgan Chase Mobile banking

Huntington bets economic rebound, cost savings will justify TCF deal

American Banker

The Columbus, Ohio, company says it has delivered on M&A promises before, and many observers say its deal for rival TCF Financial is an opportunistic move in its bid to build a Midwestern powerhouse.

Pam Joseph resigns as TSYS COO, president

Payments Source

TSYS has announced the resignation of Pam Joseph, less than 17 months after she joined the Columbus, Ga.-based based company as president and chief operating officer. ISO and agent Payment processing TSYS

Chivo Bitcoin ATMs Come to 10 US Cities From El Salvador

PYMNTS

The cities with Chivo bitcoin ATMs include Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, along with Columbus, Ohio; Doral, Fla.; El Salvador has rolled out 50 commission-free Chivo bitcoin ATMs in 10 U.S.

Big Lots Shows eCommerce Spike, Rewards Program Boost In Q2

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Columbus, Ohio-based Big Lots runs more than 1,400 retail locations in 47 states. Big Lots Inc. on Friday (Aug. 27) reported that eCommerce demand was up 10 percent in the second quarter compared to the same time last year and 400 percent from two years earlier. The company also saw 1.7

TSYS Puts Its TransFirst Assets to Work

Payments Source

billion acquisition of TransFirst, an initiative the Columbus, Ga.-based TSYS is beginning to integrate its $2.4 based processor hopes will substantially extend its ability to serve merchants in the high-pressure arena of multichannel commerce. processing news retail-acquiring

MCX's CurrentC Pilot to Go Dark June 28

Payments Source

Consumers enrolled in the CurrentC mobile wallet in Columbus, Ohio will be cut off after June 28 when the year-long pilot conducted by Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) ends. mobile technology processing news retail-acquiring

Synovus in Ga. to Buy Specialty Finance Firm

American Banker

Synovus Financial in Columbus, Ga., has agreed to buy Entaire Global Companies in Atlanta. breaking_news national-regional dealmaking-strategy

Huntington Unveils Jobs and Lending Plan for Its Hometown

American Banker

Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio, said it plans to add 1,000 jobs by 2024 at a new office complex in Columbus and lend $300 million to low- and moderate-income communities in the city over the next five years. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy marketplace-lending commercial-lending small-business oh community-banking national-regional

Kroger Teams With ClusterTruck To Serve Up ‘Ghost Kitchens’

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The Kroger stores slated for the new service are in Indianapolis and greater Columbus, Ohio. The supermarket giant Kroger Co. is launching two “ghost kitchens” in its stores in partnership with Indianapolis-based ClusterTruck , which operates delivery-only restaurants.

Huntington Wasting No Time Wringing Profit from FirstMerit Deal

American Banker

Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio, is wasting no time capitalizing on its purchase of FirstMerit in Akron, Ohio. dealmaking-strategy national-regional

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Synovus Recruits New CFO from SunTrust

American Banker

Synovus Financial in Columbus, Ga., has plucked its next chief financial officer from in-state rival SunTrust Banks. consumer-finance breaking_news people ga recruitment national-regional

Huntington Unveils Jobs and Lending Plan for Its Hometown

American Banker

Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio, said it plans to add 1,000 jobs by 2024 at a new office complex in Columbus and lend $300 million to low- and moderate-income communities in the city over the next five years. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy marketplace-lending commercial-lending small-business oh community-banking

Kroger Begins Rollout Of Mobile Pay, Loyalty Rewards Card

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The program was introduced in Columbus, Ohio and will start in 10 markets before a nationwide rollout later in the year. The card is currently available in Columbus and Colorado, and is expected to be available for wide use in the spring. Kroger , one of America’s largest supermarket chains, is introducing a new mobile payment option and a loyalty rewards card, according to reports.

Fifth Third's Latest Branch Casualty

American Banker

Fifth Third in Cincinnati has closed a branch in downtown Columbus as part of an ongoing streamlining effort. dealmaking-strategy branch-deals consolidation breaking_news national-regional

Huntington Gains Cyber Expertise by Adding Ex-NSA Agent to Its Board

American Banker

A former cybersecurity expert with the National Security Agency joined the board of directors at Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio. people oh recruitment national-regional

TSYS Puts Its TransFirst Assets to Work

Payments Source

billion acquisition of TransFirst, an initiative the Columbus, Ga.-based TSYS is beginning to integrate its $2.4 based processor hopes will substantially extend its ability to serve merchants in the high-pressure arena of multichannel commerce. ISO and agent Retailers Payment processing

Bank of Lithuania launches tool to streamline reporting procedures

The Paypers

Bank of Lithuania , together with Columbus Lietuva and Peekdata, introduced a RegTech solution prototype which will automate reporting procedures

Huntington Beats Energy Blues, Reports Increased Profit

American Banker

Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio, withstood issues in its energy portfolio to report higher quarterly profit. breaking_news oh performance national-regional

Expenses Weigh on Synovus’ Earnings

American Banker

Synovus Financial in Columbus, Ga., reported lower quarterly earnings as salaries and personnel expenses increased. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy performance national-regional

Klarna Collaborating With Liberis To Offer Merchant Loans

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where it is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with additional offices in New York City, according to its website. Payments and shopping platform Klarna is collaborating with embedded business finance firm Liberis to offer merchants revenue-based loans and other financial services.

DoorDash Unveils Latest Growth Strategy: Digital Convenience Stores

PYMNTS

The rollout of DashMart will initially cover eight cities: Chicago, Minneapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dallas, Salt Lake City, the greater Phoenix area and Redwood City, California, wrote Andrew Ladd , director of new verticals at DoorDash, in a piece posted on the company’s website.

Uber's Kalanick Pours $130M Into Ghost Kitchen Properties

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The properties, including closed restaurants, body shops and warehouses and are in cities including Portland, Oregon; Las Vegas, Nevada; Columbus, Ohio; and Nashville, Tennessee.

TSYS Attacked With Ransomware, Has Data Posted Online

PYMNTS

Columbus, Ga.-based TSYS , a payment processing company, has suffered a ransomware attack and had some data posted online, according to a report from Krebs on Security. Krebs said the attackers have said they plan to publish more in the coming days.

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Synovus Profits Rise After 6% Loan Growth

American Banker

Synovus Financial in Columbus, Ga., posted higher third-quarter earnings after booking more loans across several lending categories. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy m-a earnings-community-banks national-regional

Big Lots Q3 Earnings Break Records, Blow Past Forecasts

PYMNTS

The Columbus, Ohio-based chain has beat revenue forecasts three times over the last four quarters. Discount retailer Big Lots reported a third-quarter profit of $29.9 million on $1.38 billion in revenue, surpassing Wall Street’s forecasts.

Uber Connect Expands For Holiday Package Delivery

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locations recently added for Uber Connect include Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Charleston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Connecticut, Detroit, Fort Myers-Naples, Hampton Roads, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St.