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.

Walgreens Set To Open Primary Care Clinics In Houston

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Walgreens and VillageMD , a leading national provider of primary healthcare, have announced a partnership to provide primary care services for adult patients in the Houston, Texas area.

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Kroger, Nuro Bringing Self-Driving Delivery To Houston

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the grocery retailer, and Nuro, the SoftBank -backed robotics company, announced on Thursday (March 14) the launch of their autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston. We operate 102 stores in Houston , an energetic market that embraces digital and technology advancement. Kroger Co.,

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.

Morning Brief 12.11.19: Walmart tests driverless delivery in Houston

Payments Source

Mastercard makes a 'green' deal; Apple Pay reaches more banks in Germany; and other information you need to start your day, from PaymentsSource and around the web. Briefing

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

Lessons Learned From Sandy Can Help Houston Recover

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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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Gulf Capital, a ‘de novo’ bank, to launch without legacy tech

Bank Innovation

Gulf Capital Bank, Houston’s first new bank to launch since 2009, will open its doors by early next year. It confirmed on Monday that it received conditional approval from the Texas Department of Banking and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Domino’s Partners With Nuro On Autonomous Pizza Delivery

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To bring autonomous pizza delivery to Houston, Domino’s Pizza and robotics company Nuro are teaming up to use a custom unmanned vehicle dubbed R2 later in 2019. announced in mid-March the launch of their self-driving grocery delivery service in Houston.

After bumpy 2019, Cadence CEO hopes for smoother ride in new year

American Banker

Paul Murphy took full responsibility for a recent spike in charge-offs at the Houston company. His challenge in 2020 is keeping credit issues in check. Community banking Revenue and expenses Credit quality Texas Georgia

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

The Revivals Of Malls And Unattended Retail

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1,000: Minimum number of Stockwell machines across the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago. shopping malls have reached the pinnacle of struggle, with empty shops hitting a 20-year high, but the American Dream mega-mall may be bucking the trend.

Analytical and Personable

Independent Banker

As a successful commercial lending specialist for more than 30 years, Jamey Smith, Houston region CEO of Citizens Bank in Kilgore, Texas, has pursued a strategy of getting an in-depth understanding of potential customers and their businesses. Jamey Smith Citizens Bank in Kilgore, Texas.

Banks waiving ATM fees for customers in Hurricane Harvey's path

Payments Source

are among banks waiving ATM fees for Houston-area customers following flooding from Hurricane Harvey. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co. and Comerica Inc.

First Horizon Unit to Buy Firm That Securitizes SBA Loans

American Banker

has agreed to buy Coastal Securities, a Houston firm that trades, securitizes and analyzes Small Business Administration loans. A unit of First Horizon National in Memphis, Tenn., breaking_news dealmaking-strategy national-regional

Prosperity in Texas Files to Sell Securities

American Banker

Prosperity Bancshares in Houston filed a shelf registration to sell a variety of shares. breaking_news national-regional capital strategic-alternatives tx dealmaking-strategy

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.

Grocery Retail Ups Its Autonomous Delivery Game

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the grocery retailer, and Nuro, the SoftBank -backed robotics company, announced in March the launch of their autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston. Get ready for autonomous grocery delivery — at least that’s the message from autonomous delivery services provider Udelv.

Green Bancorp's CFO to Depart But Maintain Corporate Ties

American Banker

The chief financial officer of Green Bancorp will leave the Houston company in October, although he will maintain ties to it. breaking_news people tx community-banking

Green Bancorp in Texas Makes Progress Exiting Energy Lending

American Banker

Green Bancorp in Houston has resolved $37 million in energy loans since deciding to get out of that business. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy community-banking

Oil Slump Forces Bank to Exit Energy Lending

American Banker

Green Bancorp in Houston says it has developed a strategic plan to eliminate its energy loan exposure. breaking_news tx strategic-alternatives community-banking

Walmart To Expand Delivery Unlimited Program

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Walmart started experimenting with Delivery Unlimited in Salt Lake City, Miami, Houston and Tampa earlier in the year. With an expansion of its Grocery Delivery membership option for customers, Walmart plans to grow the reach of Delivery Unlimited to 1,400 stores later this autumn.

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BBVA Compass Cuts More Energy Loans

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Profits at BBVA Compass Bancshares dipped in the third quarter as the Houston company continued to slash its energy portfolio. breaking_news earnings-national-regional-banks commercial-lending national-regional

From The Data: Learn This Tactic That Few Deposit Managers Know

Banker to Banker

As many of you heard, Charles Barkley got into a verbal battle with the General Manager for the Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey, last week. The money quote was Sir Charles’ Luddite-like statement that Morey is “one of those idiots who believes in analytics.”

CVS Health On Track To Rehab Over 1,000 Stores

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In separate news, reports surfaced last April that Walgreens and VillageMD were teaming to offer primary care services for adult patients in the Houston, Texas area.

Newly Chartered Islamic Credit Union to Offer No-Interest Loans

American Banker

The Houston-based institution plans to build profit into the repayment agreement for a loan, with profit replacing interest, under the model of other Muslim-based lenders. breaking_news community-banking auto tx consumer-finance

Payment Technology Company NCR Acquires Restaurant POS Firm In Bid To Expand

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a Houston-based provider of point-of-sale (POS) solutions for restaurants and merchants, according to a press release. first discussed the possibility of combining forces in Houston we quickly discovered a team immersed in the local community,” Hayford said.

Walmart Focuses On Supercenters As Strategy To Take On Amazon

PYMNTS

In separate news, reports surfaced earlier this month that Walmart is teaming with autonomous vehicle company Nuro to roll out a pilot program that will test grocery delivery in the Houston market.

Prosperity's Energy Exposure Shrinks, But 2Q Profit Drops Anyway

American Banker

The energy sector downturn led to lower second-quarter profit at Prosperity Bancshares in Houston, which continued to shrink the size of its book of oil and gas loans in response. breaking_news earnings-national-regional-banks tx national-regional

How Pharmacies Are Driving Retail Innovation

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Coincidentally, CVS started its healthcare services rollout in Houston, just like Walgreens. The nearly universal need for medication and other remedies is driving retail innovation via the pharmacy sector — and that includes the area of customer experience.

Why Brick-And-Mortar Merchants Are Tapping Into Unattended Retail

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and SoftBank -backed robotics firm Nuro recently announced the rollout of their autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston. The companies said the service will be available via two Kroger stores in the Houston area and reach customers residing in four local zip codes.

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Amegy Bank Promotes C&I Lending Exec to President

American Banker

Amegy Bank of Texas in Houston has promoted Laif Afseth from executive director of commercial and industrial lending to president of the company. breaking_news people tx dealmaking-strategy sailthru-no-lead corporate-governance community-banking

Warburg Pincus In Talks To Buy NCR

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a Houston-based provider of point-of-sale (POS) solutions for restaurants and merchants. NCR, the payments company that makes self-service kiosks, point-of-sale terminals and automated teller machines, among other payment devices, has reportedly tapped Bank of America Equities to find a buyer.

House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to hold Sept. 4 hearing on financial inclusion

CFPB Monitor

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Financial Services has scheduled a hearing in Houston, Texas for tomorrow entitled “Examining Discrimination and Other Barriers to Consumer Credit, Homeownership, and Financial Inclusion in Texas.”

First Data, struck by storms, turns a hotel into a distribution center

Payments Source

First Data is one of many payments companies working to get its customers back up and running in the wake of the severe storms, but it's also a victim — its center in Sugarland, Texas, suffered flooding, causing the Atlanta-based company to set up operations at a hotel in Houston for 400 staff.

Amazon To Launch Sixth Pop-Up Store In Seattle

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This is the sixth pop-up store Amazon will have built recently, with others in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, as well as Chicago, Denver and Houston. Amazon has announced that it is opening a pop-up store at its headquarters in Seattle, according to a report by GeekWire.

Domino’s Pizza Pedals Delivery Using Custom eBikes

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Following a successful test launch, hundreds of eBikes will be used across corporate-owned Domino’s throughout Miami, Salt Lake City, Baltimore and Houston later this year. Domino’s tested e-bikes in a number of corporate-owned stores across Houston, Miami and New York earlier this year, and those stores saw improvements in overall delivery and service,” said Tom Curtis, Domino’s executive vice president of corporate operations.

Business As Usual For North Korean Hackers Despite Trump Meeting

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with the largest concentration in Houston and New York. Houston is home to several oil and gas companies and New York is the world’s financial capital. At the same time that President Trump was meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, hackers in North Korea continued to attack U.S.