Banks Waive ATM Fees For Houston Banks

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With Hurricane Harvey causing life-threatening floods in Houston, some major banks are cutting bank fees for customers as a small form of hurricane relief. According to news from CNBC , JPMorgan Chase , the largest bank in Houston with more than 200 branches in the area, will automatically waive or refund ATM fees on deposit accounts through September 10, 2017, for customers in the greater metropolitan area.

15. Rosilyn Houston, BBVA Compasss

American Banker

Rosilyn Houston insists that her new job as BBVA Compass' head of human resources is not all that different from her previous one running consumer and commercial banking for the bank's north Texas region.

Most Powerful Women in Banking: No. 22, Huntington's Helga Houston

BankThink

As Huntington's chief regulatory liaison, Helga Houston deserves much of the credit for the fact that the Fed approved the FirstMerit acquisition in just 185 days. Risk management Compliance M&A Commercial banking Consumer banking Helga Houston Huntington Bancshares

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Houston’s credit unions

BankNXT

Mike Lawson and Caroline Willard talk about the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the residents of Houston, and how credit unions supported relief. Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Houston’s credit unions on BankNXT. Banking Podcasts credit unions CSR interview

Hanmi tweaks offer for Houston bank

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Hanmi Financial in Los Angeles will pay more of the deal price in cash, prompting SWNB Bancorp to postpone its shareholder vote. Community banking Strategic buyers Texas California

In Harvey’s Wake, First Data Offers Free Clovers To Aid Impacted Businesses

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First Data said Saturday that in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, the company will send thousands of its Clover Go mobile credit and debit card readers to small businesses (SMBs) in Houston and the surrounding area. Commerce Clover Go credit card readers first data Frank Bisignano Houston Hurricane Harvey mobile News payments SMBs What's Hot

Lessons Learned From Sandy Can Help Houston Recover

New York's State of Mind

As I watched the news of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey last week, I couldn’t help but think back to the lessons learned by New York lenders as they dealt with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Here are some of the key ones to keep in mind as we deal with yet another epic […]. General Political Hurricane Harvey

Hanmi is latest acquirer to buy a bank in Houston

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The Asian-American bank agreed to buy SWNB Bancorp for $77 million. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Texas California

Allegiance to buy Post Oak as Houston consolidation heats up

BankThink

The $350 million acquisition is among the biggest bank mergers announced so far this year. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies North Carolina

Bank IPO is latest sign of recovery in Houston

BankThink

Spirit of Texas Bancshares plans to raise $40 million to fund organic growth and acquisitions. Community banking IPOs Commercial lending Capital Texas

Bank acquisition in Houston stalls after investors fail to approve it

BankThink

SWNB Bancorp was unable to secure enough votes to back its proposed sale to Hanmi Financial. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Texas

Equifax hack sparks probes; mobile apps keep Houston banking

BankThink

The FBI and at least two states are looking into the data breach; Harvey shut lots of banks, but mobile banking apps keep customers operating. Morning scan Cybersecurity Cyberattacks Mobile banking Bitcoin Blockchain Hacking Jamie Dimon Richard Cordray CFPB

Retail Works To Aid Harvey Victims

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Food companies nationwide have poured out assistance to those affected by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey, feeding emergency workers, donating meals and working overtime to get grocery stores and restaurants open again in the greater Houston area and Southeast Texas. Retail Campbell Soup chipotle General Mills Hershey Houston Flooding Hurricane Harvey kellogg Kroger mondelez News Red Cross relief Restaurant Chain Retail Relief What's Hot

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First Financial boosts Houston-area operations with latest acquisition

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The company agreed to buy Commercial Bancshares for $59 million in stock. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Texas

Hilltop adds scale in Houston with latest bank acquisition

BankThink

The company agreed to buy Bank of River Oaks for $85 million in cash. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Texas

Guaranty Bancshares to enter Houston with Westbound Bank deal

BankThink

The Texas company will gain four branches and $160 million in loans after the acquisition closes. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Texas

Houston-area mortgages, auto loans expected to take big hits

BankThink

Given the scale of damage to the region’s homes and cars, bankers are guarding against an expected spike in missed payments by extending loan terms, deferring payments and making other concessions. Hurricane Harvey Mortgages Auto lending Small business lending Disaster recovery Consumer banking Sailthru NMN servicing no display

CFPB Feb. 2016 complaint report highlights prepaid card complaints, complaints from Texas/Houston metro area consumers

CFPB Monitor

The CFPB has issued its February 2016 complaint report which highlights complaints about prepaid cards and complaints from consumers in Texas and the Houston metro area. Findings regarding complaints from consumers in Texas and the Houston metro area include the following: As of February 1, 2016, approximately 63,200 complaints were submitted by Texas consumers of which approximately 15,700 were from consumers in the Houston metro area. Barbara S. Mishkin.

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And Then There Were 20 — The Amazon HQ2 Finalists

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Amazon boston Finalists Houston HQ2 New York News Retail second headquarters What's HotThe finalists are in, and Amazon has chosen its list of the 20 cities still in the running to be the home of its second headquarters (HQ2), according to Bloomberg reports. Austin, Boston, New York and D.C. all made the cut, as did some surprises like Columbus, Ohio. Amazon first solicited proposals for its new HQ2 in September 2017.

Energy Loan Losses Take Toll at Prosperity in Houston

American Banker

First-quarter net income at the $22 billion-asset company fell 6.4% to $69 million year over year and earnings per share fell 6.7% to 98 cents. breaking_news community-banking performance tx sailthru-no-lead national-regional

Houston credit union describes recovery efforts

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Help us help Houston families recover from Hurricane Harvey

CU Insight

I grew up in Houston. Houston is where my wife and I are raising our kids. Houston is home. The rain in Houston started to fall Friday as Hurricane Harvey came to shore and it has not stopped since. I’m OK but families in Houston need your help.

Houston-area banker played heroic role in Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts

BankThink

Brent Cockerham of Moody National Bank ferried stranded residents to safety in Friendswood, Texas, one of the communities hit hardest by the storm. Disaster recovery Community banks Commercial banking

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CU CEOs share stories from Houston as Harvey departs

CU Insight

Finally, relief for flood ravaged Houston seems to be near as Tropical Storm Harvey slowly churned toward the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday afternoon. The post CU CEOs share stories from Houston as Harvey departs appeared first on CUInsight.

Hurricane Harvey: A week of hell in Houston and how you can help

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The post Hurricane Harvey: A week of hell in Houston and how you can help appeared first on CUInsight.

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Amazon Announces Next Whole Foods Delivery Expansion

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Grocery delivery for Prime members is taking its next great leap forward as Amazon and Whole Foods have announced that Prime Now Grocery is expanding to Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and San Antonio. Consumers in Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis and San Antonio will also be able to choose from a selection of alcoholic beverages.

Venezuelan bank spins off Mercantil in Florida

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The transaction was set up to give Mercantil more autonomy to expand in South Florida, Houston and New York. Community banking Capital Growth strategies Florida Venezuela

Cadence finds its 'gem' with agreement to buy State Bank Financial in Atlanta

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The Houston company had been an interested, but selective, acquirer before announcing this year's biggest bank deal. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Texas Georgia

Texas Bay Credit Union Boosts 60-Month Jumbo CD To 3.56% APY

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Availability: Residents of specific geographic areas of Houston (FM 1960, Hwy 146, and Hwy 6), or within a 10-mile radius of a branch; more than 90 SEGs. Headquartered in Houston, Texas Bay Credit Union’s field of membership (FOM) is residency based, with individuals who live, work, worship, or attend school in specific geographic areas of Houston (FM 1960, Hwy 146, and Hwy 6), or with a 10-mile radius of a Texas Bay CU branch, eligible for membership. | About Us. Forum.

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Allegiance in Texas Taps Next Chief Financial Officer

American Banker

Allegiance Bancshares in Houston has recruited a new chief financial officer. breaking_news people corporate-governance tx community-banking

Post Oak Bancshares to buy State Bank of Texas

BankThink

The deal expands Post Oak’s existing operations around Houston. Community banking Branch deals Texas

After merger goes sideways, two banks explore alternatives

BankThink

Hanmi thought it was all set to buy SWNB in Houston, but the seller was unable to secure enough shareholder votes to back the deal. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Corporate governance Texas California

Regions to add Charlotte branch as part of Southern expansion

BankThink

company is also looking to bulk up in Atlanta, Houston, Memphis and Knoxville, Tenn. The Birmingham, Ala., Commercial banking Consumer banking Branch banking Branch network Regions Bank

Credit union VP admits to $1.2 million embezzlement

CU Insight

Had it not been for the actions of one Houston Police Federal Credit Union member, the credit union’s retired executive might have gotten away with a $1.2 District Court in Houston Wednesday.

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The MINT National Bank (TX) Ups 13-Month Promo CD (1.90% APY)

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Availability: Market area is the greater Houston metropolitan area. The MINT National Bank is a young bank, having opened its doors in January 2009; it’s also the last bank in the Houston area to have opened since 2009. | About Us. Forum. Banks. Savings Accounts. Checking Accounts.

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Texas Exchange Bank's 12-Month New Money CD Earns Up To 1.66% APY

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Houston - 12-month (1.52% APY), 24- and 36- month are not available. The name was changed in 2008 in anticipation of an expansion that included a branch in Fort Worth (2010) and a loan production office in Houston (2011). 1.52% APY 12-Month New Money CD (Houston) Texas Exchange Bank. | About Us. Forum. Banks. Savings Accounts. Checking Accounts. CD Rates. Money Market. IRA Rates. Featured 1-Year CD Rates. Useful Resources. Banking Essentials.

Houston Deal: 1.40% On 1-Year CDs

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First Service Credit Union is beating the best nationally available returns with just a $1,000 minimum deposit. CD Rates 12-month cds cd rates leaderboard certificates of deposit first service credit union

Trio of investors to pare back stakes in Green Bancorp

BankThink

The private equity firms plan to sell a total of 3 million shares in the Houston company in coming weeks. Stocks Community banking Energy industry Venture capital Texas

Prosperity overcomes 9% rise in expenses

BankThink

Prosperity Bancshares in Houston said that its earnings increased 19% from a year earlier as its efficiency ratio rose. Earnings Regional banks Net interest margin Expense management Prosperity Bank Texas

Independent in Texas to buy Integrity Bancshares

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Integrity is set to become the third Houston-area bank acquired by Independent in recent years. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Texas