Kansas bank files for $100M initial public offering

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IPOs Community banking Capital KansasCrossFirst Bankshares intends to use its share of the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including support of future growth, according to a registration statement.

A commercial lending battle royal in Kansas City

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Community banking M&A Commercial lending Kansas MissouriThe city, among the Midwest's most vibrant C&I markets, is luring community banks, as well as giants like PNC and JPMorgan Chase.

'We're not in Kansas anymore': Summit focuses on elevating CX in a digital banking world

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With a lot of courage, heart and brains, Suresh Ramamurthi and his wife Suchitra Padmanabhan turned a failing bank into a fintech phenom in tiny Weir, Kansas. In a keynote at the BCX Summit, Ramamurthi will talk about CBW's journey — and its far-reaching implications for the bank customer experience

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Tiny Kansas bank bets big on fintech

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Community banking Capital M&A Fintech Investment strategies Missouri KansasWhile the $632 million-asset nbkc bank was the smallest known participant in the recent round of funding for Greenlight, the investment wasn't its first foray into fintech.

Equity Bancshares to buy banks in Kansas, Missouri

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The company has agreed to buy Kansas Bank Corp. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Kansas Missouriand Adams Dairy Bancshares in separate transactions.

Midwest shopping spree continues for Equity in Kansas

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies Capital KansasThe company, which has completed eight acquisitions since 2015, agreed to buy City Bank and Trust in Oklahoma.

How one acquisition will drastically change this Kansas bank

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Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Commercial lending Commercial banking KansasCapitol Federal will enter commercial lending for the first time in its 125-year history after it buys Capital City Bank.

Equity in Kansas to enter Oklahoma with two acquisitions

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Community banking M&A Capital Kansas OklahomaThe company will gain more than $500 million in assets after buying Eastman National and Cache Holdings.

Kansas and Washington Update CU Acts

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Two states, Kansas and Washington, have passed legislation updating their credit union statutes. The Kansas House and Senate approved a bill ( HB 2101 ) that would update state credit union statutes. In Washington-state, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law House Bill 1247.

Dickinson Financial to Buy Merit Bank in Kansas

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Dickinson Financial in Kansas City, Mo., has agreed to buy Community Bancshares of Kansas in Overland Park. breaking_news community-banking m-a mo ks dealmaking-strategy

Regulators shutter bank in Kansas

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Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Argonia, Kan., was the seventh institution to fail this year. Failures FDIC

Kansas City community bank plans fintech accelerator

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Fountain City Fintech, a program planned by NBKC Bank, would be one of the first fintech incubators formed by a community bank. Community banking Fintech Fintech regulations Missouri

US Supreme Court To Take Up States’ Right To Prosecute SS Fraud By Illegal Immigrants

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According to a report in Bloomberg , the justices said they will rule on whether the Supreme Court in Kansas was correct in determining that only the federal government has the power to go after undocumented immigrants for those types of infractions. Kansas and the Trump administration have been pushing for the U.S. If Kansas wins, states will have a new way to fight illegal immigration. The U.S.

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Ten Questions for Kansas City Fed President Esther George

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Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George is best known nationally as a critic of the Fed’s monetary policy, but in a wide-ranging interview she talks about Dodd-Frank, bank capitalization and the challenges facing community banking, in addition to interest rates.

Kansas banking commissioner named for Fed community banking seat

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Michelle Bowman, a former community banker and now the Kansas State Bank Commissioner, was one of two Federal Reserve Board nominees announced by the White House on Monday. President Trump also nominated Columbia University Richard Clarida as vice chair. Community banking Trump administration State regulators Federal Reserve CFTC

'We're not in Kansas anymore': Summit focuses on elevating CX in a digital banking world

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With a lot of courage, heart and brains, Suresh Ramamurthi and his wife Suchitra Padmanabhan turned a failing bank into a fintech phenom in tiny Weir, Kansas. In a keynote at the BCX Summit, Ramamurthi will talk about CBW's journey — and its far-reaching implications for the bank customer experience

Former Kansas CU CEO faces June sentencing

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A former president/CEO of a Kansas credit union will be sentenced in June for embezzling nearly $40,000, according to the U.S. million 1st Kansas Credit Union. The post Former Kansas CU CEO faces June sentencing appeared first on CUInsight.

Heartland to expand Kansas City operations with Blue Valley acquisition

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The Iowa company will pay $94 million for a bank with five branches and $727 million in loans. Community banks M&A Growth strategies Missouri Iowa

Community bank rethinks wisdom of branch closings

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Academy Bank in Kansas City, Mo., Community banking Branch network Branch deals Kansas Missouriwhich shuttered nearly a quarter of its branches between 2015 and 2018, is now in expansion mode. Its CEO explains his renewed affinity for brick and mortar.

Strong credit quality supports profit at Commerce in Kansas City

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Commerce Bancshares in Kansas City, Mo., reported higher quarterly results that reflected great credit quality. Commercial banking Banking Consumer banking Earnings

Save the date, Kansas City, Missouri!

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The hearing will feature remarks from CFPB Director Richard Cordray as well as testimony from consumer groups, industry representatives, and members of the public. Info for consumers Payday loans

Kansas and Missouri league members approve merger

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Ninety-four percent of about 200 member credit unions in Kansas and Missouri voted in favor Monday to merge in their state associations into the Heartland Credit Union Association effective Jan. The post Kansas and Missouri league members approve merger appeared first on CUInsight.

Kansas, Missouri officially launch ‘Open Your Eyes to a CU’

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Consumers in Kansas and Missouri started seeing Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union® materials Monday as CUNA’s Awareness initiative officially expands to those states. The post Kansas, Missouri officially launch ‘Open Your Eyes to a CU’ appeared first on CUInsight.

Equity Bancshares to Buy Prairie State in Kansas

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Equity Bancshares in Wichita, Kan., has agreed to buy Prairie State Bancshares in Hoxie, Kan. breaking_news community-banking ks dealmaking-strategy

Equity continues buying spree with Oklahoma branch deal

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The Kansas company has agreed to buy thee offices from MidFirst Bank. Community banking Strategic buyers Branch network Oklahoma Kansas

Kansas City Bank to Pay $2.8M in Redlining Case with HUD

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First Federal Bank of Kansas City has agreed to a $2.8 million settlement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to resolve allegations of redlining in African-American neighborhoods. community-banking occ enforcement branch-deals mortgage law-regulation

Bad checks could push a Kansas bank into the red

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Landmark Bancorp in Manhattan, Kan., could lose more than $5 million — more than it earned in the first half of the year — if a recently discovered overdraft situation cannot be resolved. Community banking Community banks Overdrafts Checking Fraud losses Fraud liability

Equity in Kansas Raises $35M to Support Expansion

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Equity Bancshares in Wichita, Kan., has raised $35.4 million in a common stock offering and plans to use the proceeds to pay down a line of credit and support growth. breaking_news community-banking capital strategic-alternatives ks dealmaking-strategy

Mazuma CU Sponsors Kansas City Pro Soccer Team

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Mazuma Credit Union signed a five-year sponsorship agreement with Major League Soccer''s Sporting Kansas City. Mazuma is also running Sporting Kansas City''s affinity card program. Mazuma is constructing at Sporting Park the Mazuma Mezzanine, a hexagonal area that will look like a soccer ball and allow fans to sit down and watch the game while they get a drink or a snack. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

Bad checks could push a Kansas bank into the red

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Landmark Bancorp in Manhattan, Kan., could lose more than $5 million — more than it earned in the first half of the year — if a recently discovered overdraft situation cannot be resolved. Community banking Community banks Overdrafts Checking Fraud losses Fraud liability

Fed official hits back at criticism of central bank’s payments role

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Competition from the public sector in payment services has benefited the public and should not be discounted in the development of a real-time system, said Kansas City Fed chief Esther George. Faster payments ACH Public-private partnership Esther George Randal Quarles Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Colorado and Kansas CUs Buy Corporate Office Buildings

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Elevations Credit Union (Boulder, CO) and Meritrust Credit Union (Wichita, KS) have purchased corporate office buildings. Office-supply chain Staples has sold its four-story corporate office building in Broomfield for $16.5 million to Elevations Credit Union. According to public records, Staples Contract and Commercial Inc., sold its 149,038-square-foot building and 17.6 acres at 1 Environmental Way in the Interlocken business park to One Environmental Way LLC, an entity created by Elevations.

Fed official hits back at criticism of central bank’s payments role

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Competition from the public sector in payment services has benefited the public and should not be discounted in the development of a real-time system, said Kansas City Fed chief Esther George.

U.S.-China trade war heightens fears of farm credit crunch

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Ag lending Agriculture industry Small business lending Commercial lending Community banking KansasFarmers were already taking on more debt to cover losses from falling crop prices.

Why this 125-year-old thrift is getting into commercial lending

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Community banking Mortgages Commercial lending M&A Consolidations KansasCapitol Federal Financial has mostly relied on mortgages throughout its history. Its acquisition of a commercial lender will change that.

Legal Haze Thickens for Pot Businesses

New York's State of Mind

Anyone in a credit union considering offering banking services to marijuana businesses should take the time to make sure that their attorney is paying close attention to litigation between the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas and the Fourth Corner Credit Union of Colorado. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas, U.S. […]. Legal Watch Regulatory Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas Fourth Corner Credit Union Marijuana

How Academy Bank is using video to improve service efficiency

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When customers walk into one of Academy Bank’s new branches, a banker will guide them to a screen where they can video chat with a specialist at Academy’s headquarters in Kansas City.

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Court Denies Pot Credit Union Access To Banking System

New York's State of Mind

a federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a credit union’s attempt to force the federal Reserve Bank of Kansas to allow it to […]. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF KANSAS CITYConcluding that existing federal guidance does nothing more than encourage financial institutions to “look the other way” when it comes to complying with federal laws that make the possession and sale of marijuana illegal.

PNC aggressively adding branches to become coast-to-coast bank

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CEO William Demchak, encouraged by early returns from new branches in Dallas and Kansas City, Mo., plans to enter even more markets. Earnings Commercial lending Regional banks Pennsylvania

MILE High Confusion Has National Implications

New York's State of Mind

On the same day NCUA and the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City were being sued in federal court after blocking a Colorado credit […]. Compliance Legal Watch Mortgage Lending New York State canabis Kansas Share InsuranceThe legal fog surrounding banking and marijuana got thicker on Friday. New York State announced the five companies that would be allowed to legally produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes.

National Bank Holdings to boost operations in Colo., Kan. with latest deal

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Community banking M&A Capital Sailthru NMN origination no display Colorado Kansas New MexicoThe company will also gain its first branches in New Mexico after it buys Peoples Inc.

Why so many women business owners avoid bank loans

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Small business lending Marketplace lending SBA Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank of New YorkWomen are not only less likely to be approved for loans than men, they are less inclined to apply for loans in the first place. Among the reasons: aversion to debt and fear of rejection, according to a new report.

Fed dodges key decision on faster payments

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Faster payments Payments Real-time payments Cybersecurity TBTF Community banks Credit unions Policymaking Janet Yellen Esther George Federal Reserve Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City The Clearing House AssociationThe central bank said Wednesday that it will assess a range of options regarding its operational role in a modernized payment system, an issue that divides large and small banks.