Red River in Louisiana plans $30M initial public offering

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Community banking IPOs Bank stocks Capital M&A LouisianaThe company could use proceeds from the IPO to repay debt and pursue bank acquisitions.

Walmart rolls out Walmart Pay in Louisiana

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(The Paypers) Walmart has launched Walmart Pay to enable customers to pay with their smartphones in Walmart stores in Louisiana

Home Bancorp in Louisiana to buy St. Martin Bancshares

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Community banking M&A Capital LouisianaHome will add 12 branches and nearly $600 million in assets when it completes the acquisition.

Louisiana Bank Sues CU over Trademark Infringement

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The lawsuit was filed on October 24 in the Western District of Louisiana federal court after the purchase and assumption by Red River Federal Credit Union of liquidated Shreveport Federal Credit Union, which had branches in the trade area of the bank. The complaint alleges that the credit union is infringing on its trademark and engaging in unfair trade practices in violation of federal law and in violation of the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act.

MidSouth in Louisiana abruptly fires CEO Rusty Cloutier

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Succession planning C-suite Corporate governance LouisianaMidSouth also fired Cloutier's son as part of what it called a "transition plan already under way to improve” performance.

Investar Holding to buy Citizens Bancshares in Louisiana

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M&A Growth strategies Capital LouisianaInvestar will pay $46 million in cash for Citizens, which has three branches and $246 million in assets.

Banks Providing Low-Rate Loans, Deferments in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana

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Baton Rouge and surrounding areas in Louisiana have been hit by historic rain and flooding in recent days. consumer-finance la commercial-lending performance community-banking

Louisiana bans Bank of America, Citi from bond sale over gun policies

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Louisiana is using the bond market to stick up for the Second Amendment. Corporate ethics

First NBC in Louisiana Names New Chairman

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The $4.9 billion-asset company said in a regulatory filing Friday that its president and CEO, Ashton Ryan Jr., had relinquished the chairmanship to Shivan Govindan, its vice chairman since 2013. breaking_news people corporate-governance community-banking

Louisiana Community Bancorp to Buy Tri-Parish Bancshares

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Louisiana Community Bancorp in Houma has agreed to buy Tri-Parish Bancshares in Eunice, La. breaking_news community-banking m-a la dealmaking-strategy

Louisiana CU Pays $110,000 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit Charging Racial Discrimination

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Meritus Credit Union (Lafayette, LA), formerly Lafayette Schools Federal Credit Union, has agreed to pay a former branch manager $110,000 to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Bank acquirers are taking a hard look at the Gulf Coast

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Community banking Commercial banking M&A Florida Alabama Mississippi Louisiana TexasDiverse economies and a limited number of sellers are making markets like Tampa, Fla., a hot spot for growth-minded banks.

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Investar in Louisiana Files $50M Shelf Registration

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Add Investar Holding in Baton Rouge, La., to the growing list of community banks filing shelf registrations. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy capital strategic-alternatives la community-banking

MidSouth reports big 4Q loss as it preps return to profitability

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The Louisiana company got more aggressive with credit issues and recorded its final charge tied to addressing a regulatory order. Earnings Community banking Community banks Louisiana

Hancock to buy MidSouth Bancorp for $213 million

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies Capital LouisianaMidSouth had spent the last two years improving credit quality by reducing its exposure to energy credits.

CFPB February 2017 complaint report highlights credit reporting complaints, complaints from Louisiana consumers

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The report also highlights complaints from consumers in Louisiana and the New Orleans metro areas. Findings regarding complaints from Louisiana consumers include the following: As of February 1, 2017, approximately 12,400 complaints were submitted by Louisiana consumers of which approximately 4,500 were from New Orleans consumers. Barbara S. Mishkin. The CFPB has issued its February 2017 complaint report that highlights credit reporting complaints.

Epic Louisiana floods hit credit unions hard

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About 20 Louisiana credit unions were forced to close their branches and offices Monday after torrential rains caused historic flooding that claimed seven lives and destroyed thousands of homes. The post Epic Louisiana floods hit credit unions hard appeared first on CUInsight.

Iberia sets higher expectations with 2020 return targets

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The Louisiana company has vowed to meaningfully improve investor returns and efficiency over the next two years. Earnings M&A Consolidations Expense management Regional banks Louisiana

Hancock Whitney is sold on MidSouth, warts and all

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies Capital Louisiana TexasThe New Orleans company is comfortable buying with the deal despite MidSouth's lingering credit issues, given a shared history and the opportunity to add low-cost deposits.

Louisiana credit union settles alleged retaliation lawsuit

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A Louisiana credit union, without any admission of liability, agreed to pay a former branch manager $110,000 to settle a retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. The post Louisiana credit union settles alleged retaliation lawsuit appeared first on CUInsight. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission earlier this year. In a three-year court decree settlement announced Dec.

Investor group plans New Orleans expansion as part of bank acquisition

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Community banking M&A Capital LouisianaRiver Road Financial has agreed to buy Mississippi River Bank in a deal that will bring in a new CEO.

Iberiabank reports higher quarterly profit on cost control, rising rates

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The Louisiana company also said that credit company in its energy portfolio improved during the first quarter. Earnings Commercial lending Energy industry Louisiana

One-time charges overshadow higher revenue at Iberiabank

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The Louisiana company recorded charges tied to recently passed tax reform and the purchase of Sabadell United Bank. Earnings Regional banks M&A Consolidations Louisiana

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Investar in La. to enter Houston with latest acquisition

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Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Texas LouisianaThe company agreed to buy Mainland Bank for nearly $20 million in stock.

Iberiabank warns of 3Q costs from hurricanes and energy exposure

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The Louisiana company also set aside funds to cover efforts to settle litigation tied to its mortgage business. Earnings Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Irma Mortgages Florida Louisiana Texas

First Bancshares entering New Orleans with FPB acquisition

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies Capital Mississippi LouisianaThe Mississippi company will pay $86 million for seven branches with $318 million in deposits.

Where the small-bank lobby will focus next

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Community banks De novo institutions Regulatory relief CECL ICBA Louisiana TennesseeCongress granted banks significant reg relief last year, but incoming ICBA Chairman Preston Kennedy says a lighter touch is needed with Bank Secrecy Act rules, loan-loss modeling and call reports.

Nearly two years into turnaround, MidSouth chief still has his hands full

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Community banking Capital M&A Energy industry LouisianaJames McLemore, one of our community bankers to watch in 2019, has more energy loans to purge and must exit the Small Business Lending fund and a BSA-related enforcement action.

Large Louisiana Bank Fails - Update on 2017 Bank and CU Failures

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Business First expanding in northern La. with Richland State deal

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M&A Community banking Capital Growth strategies LouisianaThe company will gain $305 million in assets after completing the $51 million acquisition.

Century Next to enter southern Ark. with bank acquisition

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Community banking M&A Growth strategies Arkansas LouisianaThe company agreed to buy the parent of First National Bank of Crossett for about $13 million.

Origin Bancorp in La. plans to go public

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Community banking IPOs Commercial lending Capital Growth strategies LouisianaThe 106-year-old bank is looking to raise $90 million, with plans to use half of the funds to redeem outstanding preferred stock.

Energy losses, restructuring charges contribute to 2Q loss at MidSouth

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The Louisiana company, which recorded a large loan-loss provision to cover energy-related chargeoffs, also disclosed a new regulatory order from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Community banking Earnings Restructuring Expense management Energy industry Louisiana

Energy lender unveils far-reaching plan to address capital, credit woes

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MidSouth Bancorp in Louisiana will cut jobs, close branches and slash its dividend as it works to reduce its energy exposure. Community banking Credit quality Capital Energy industry Branch network Revenue and expenses Louisiana

MidSouth raising capital to exit SBLF

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The Louisiana company, which fired its CEO earlier this year, has been paying a hefty dividend on funds it obtained from the Treasury Department in 2011. Community banking SBLF Commercial lending Capital Louisiana

Louisiana floods hit about 200 credit union employees

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The Louisiana Credit Union League said Monday the homes of up to 200 credit union employees have been damaged by the worst floods ever recorded in the state. The 200 figure is a preliminary one and it is probably a low figure,” Connie Major, EVP and CFO for the Louisiana league , said.

Louisiana flood relief donations double within a week

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The number of Louisiana credit union employees affected by statewide flooding has reached roughly 300, and the generosity of the credit union movement is matching the pace of the need. The post Louisiana flood relief donations double within a week appeared first on CUInsight.

MidSouth in La. pressed to sell itself

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Community banking Activist Investors M&A Capital Energy industry LouisianaJacobs Asset Management, which expressed frustration over a slow turnaround at MidSouth, said it could launch a proxy battle at next year's annual meeting.

Hancock in Miss. to buy Capital One's trust and asset management business

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M&A Regional banks Trusts Asset management Louisiana Texas New YorkThe purchase will significantly increase Hancock's assets under management and administration.

Union Savings in New Orleans to buy larger rival in cash deal

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Community banking M&A Capital LouisianaThe bank, which agreed to acquire Hibernia Bancorp for $28 million, will adopt the seller's name after completing the deal.

Small banks need big data to maintain customer service edge

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Customer data Analytics Community banking Client portals Client retention Recruiting Data Scientist LouisianaCommunity bankers take pride in their personal touch with customers, but they must extend it to mobile platforms. A good start is creating digital hubs that let customers view their full financial picture in one place, a chief technology officer says.

OCC lets banks close Gulf Coast branches as potential hurricane nears

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Community banking Regional banks Branch banking Texas LouisianaThe agency's statement comes as Tropical Storm Harvey gets closer to the Texas shore.

Iberiabank in La. to close or sell 22 branches

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Community banking Branch banking Branch network Expense management Digital banking M&A LouisianaThe company said the move would help it become more efficient at a time when clients are making greater use of digital channels.