Spirit of Texas to enter San Antonio with Beeville purchase

BankThink

The company will pay $64 million jn cash and stock for First Beeville Financial. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Texas

USAA Rules Latest Net Promoter Score Survey

Bank Innovation

A study from Temkin Group released today puts San Antonio-Texas-based USAA head and shoulders above every other corporation in America in terms of Net Promoter Score.

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Cullen/Frost Profits Rise on Lower Loan-Loss Provision

American Banker

Third-quarter profits rose at Cullen/Frost Bankers in San Antonio, driven by a lower provision for problem loans. breaking_news performance earnings-community-banks national-regional

Tips on crisis management

CU Insight

Crisis management expert Dallas Lawrence shared best practices for protecting your organization’s reputation during times of crisis at the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference in San Antonio.

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Amazon Announces Next Whole Foods Delivery Expansion

PYMNTS

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.

Compliance: Don’t miss coverage of CUNA/NASCUS BSA conference

CU Insight

Compliance/Regulation Alex McVeigh CUNA CUNA News Now CUNA/NASCUS BSA Conference San AntonioTwo Southern California credit unions have leveraged their difference in size difference in a unique collaboration that supports sustainability and engages the membership of both organizations.

Payment Data Systems Rolls Out SDK for Apple Devices

Payments Source

Payment Data Systems (PDS), a San Antonio, Texas-based payment solutions provider, has introduced a streamlined approach for mobile app developers to enable payment acceptance from all Apple Inc.

VSP Global Acquires Visionworks

PYMNTS

VSP Global announced that it has acquired San Antonio, Texas-based Visionworks. The deal, the details of which were not disclosed, is the single largest investment in VSP’s history.

CFPB, USAA Settle After Violations

PYMNTS

USAA, which is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, was accused of not properly honoring customers’ requests to stop payments on preauthorized electronic fund transfers. In an email to the San Antonio Express-News , USAA said it was acting in the best interests of its customers.

Onsite: CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference at Disneyland

CU Insight

You will have to see for yourself at the 2017 CUNA Marketing & Business Development Conference next year in San Antonio, TX. Record attendance of over 500 credit union marketers converged on Disneyland in Anaheim, CA this week. Make it happen! was the theme of the 2016 CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference ( #MBD16 ). Topics of focus were content marketing, branding trends, fintech, big data, innovation and all-around marketing in today’s world.

Facebook's Mobile Strategy Inspires a Credit Union's Security Plan

American Banker

When a mobile banking vendor told a San Antonio Federal Credit Union it didn't have the capabilities it wanted, the institution took a note from Facebook's strategy with Messenger and created a companion app.

CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council - 2017 Conference

Image Works Direct

For the sixth consecutive year, image.works was a sponsor of and participated in the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference in San Antonio from March 29 – April 1

Macy’s Spotlights Women-Owned Businesses With SoGifted

PYMNTS

SoGifted shops will be located in Manhattan’s Herald Square; Atlanta’s Lenox Square; Fashion Show in Las Vegas; Boston’s Northshore; North Star Mall in San Antonio; Twelve Oaks Mall in Detroit; and The Galleria in Ft.

USAA walks the diversity talk with latest tech hires

BankThink

The San Antonio company named Judith Frey vice president of digital banking, Maria Alvarez Mann chief information officer for bank technology and Carri Arnold bank technology officer.

7-Eleven Launches Beer Delivery In Select US Markets

PYMNTS

Lauderdale, Florida; New York, New York; Norfolk-Portsmouth, Virginia; Orlando-Daytona, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, California; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Seattle-Tacoma, Washington; St.

Frost Bank is 11th to Join Early Warning's P-to-P Network

Payments Source

San Antonio-based Frost Bank this week became the 11th financial institution to join Early Warning’s real-time payments network, which will continue to operate under the clearXchange brand at least through the end of this year.

Amazon Plans Whole Foods Expansions In Closed Sears Stores

PYMNTS

Those cities include Birmingham, Colorado Springs, Long Island, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Tacoma and Tulsa. Amazon has its eyes on expansion for its Whole Foods brand in closed Sears and Kmart stores, according to a report by Yahoo! Finance.

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Uber Expands ‘Ride Pass’ Monthly Subscription

PYMNTS

Louis, Missouri; San Diego, California; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San Antonio, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; Las Vegas, Nevada; New Orleans, Louisiana and Phoenix, Arizona.

Real Estate Money Laundering An Increasing Focus Of Governments

PYMNTS

The rule applies to all title companies that deal in markets that have luxury real estate including Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle, noted the report.

Frost Bank joins clearXchange network to enable P2P payments

The Paypers

(The Paypers) Early Warning has confirmed that Frost Bank , San Antonio-based, has joined Early Warning’s clearXchange network to enable P2P payments

Why Goodwill Regions Are Tapping Into Digital Marketplaces

PYMNTS

More than 100 Goodwill store locations ranging from New York to San Francisco are uploading products like collectibles, clothing and furniture to the platform to drive in-store and online sales.

FinCEN Reissues Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders

Abrigo

including: Boston Chicago Dallas-Fort Worth Honolulu Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami New York City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Seattle .

Study: US Housing Market Slows Down As Homeowners Stay Put Longer

PYMNTS

Housing inventory has fallen to its lowest level in 37 years, with homeowners staying the longest in Salt Lake City, Houston, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Dallas, more than eight years longer than they did in 2010. “In

Verizon Plans Rollout Of 5G In 30 U.S. Cities In 2019

PYMNTS

Verizon will be bringing its 5G technology to 30 U.S. cities by the end of the year, according to reports. The wireless giant didn’t specify the cities or the method of deployment, but it did say it would include extremely fast millimeter wave radios. “It’s

Facebook To Open Small Biz Pop-Up Concept In Select Macy’s

PYMNTS

The pop-up shop will be located in The Market @ Macy’s in New York City, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, now through early February.

Amazon Adds Eight More Cities To Grocery Pickup At Whole Foods

PYMNTS

In a press release , Amazon said the cities it expanded to include Birmingham, Colorado Springs, Long Island, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Tacoma and Tulsa.

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AT&T Jumps On The 5G Bandwagon

PYMNTS

San Antonio and Waco, Texas. There are plans to expand service in the first half of 2019 to parts of 7 additional cities, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose, Calif. AT&T has announced that it will be offering a 5G smartphone from Samsung in the first half of 2019. “5G 5G is going to be about more than just a network.

FinCEN Tightens Real Estate Cash-Buyer Reporting Threshold

PYMNTS

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced that it has issued revised Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs), which will now require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the individuals behind shell companies involved in all-cash purchases of residential real estate.

USAA dips toe into small-business lending

BankThink

The San Antonio bank will refer customers seeking small-business loans to StreetShares, a financial startup that is similarly focused on serving veterans of the U.S. military. Small business lending Fintech Digital banking USAA

Cullen/Frost chief warns about risky commercial lending

BankThink

The San Antonio bank reported 6.8% growth in loans, but Phil Green said he was unwilling to match overly generous prices and underwriting terms that he is seeing in the market. Commercial lending Regional banks Earnings Texas

Cullen/Frost’s profits surge on strong loan, fee growth

BankThink

The San Antonio company also kept a lid on expenses in the second quarter, further boosting its bottom line. Earnings Regional banks Commercial banking Deposits

Carvana Opens Largest Car Vending Machine In Tempe

PYMNTS

Tempe joins 11 other cities that have Carvana vending machines, including Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Nashville (Tenn.), Carvana , the eCommerce platform for buying and selling used cars , announced Wednesday (June 20) that it has launched its largest Car Vending Machine to date, located in the company’s hometown of Tempe, Arizona. In a press release , Carvana said the machine stands nine stories high, is all glass and holds as many as 34 vehicles.

Frost Bank bumps up against familiar challenge: A dearth of tech talent

BankThink

The San Antonio bank has had little trouble hiring retail bankers to staff its new Houston branches, but it’s having a harder time filling IT and cybersecurity jobs at its headquarters, said CEO Phil Green.

Summertime and Living's Queasy

SWBC's LenderHub

Instead, market participants resemble terrified riders on the “Iron Rattler” roller-coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas (here in beautiful San Antonio) as it goes to the tippy-top.

On Spreadsheet Day 2019, Celebrate the App, But Acknowledge Its Limitations

Abrigo

The Bank of San Antonio, for example, was growing quickly and realized that automating the ALLL and stress testing made sense in order to get bigger. On Spreadsheet Day 2019, Celebrate the App, But Acknowledge Its Limitations.

Opendoor, Zillow Rival Perch Raises $220M

PYMNTS

After launching in San Antonio in early 2018, Perch has expanded to Dallas-Fort Worth, with more markets planned. Home buying and selling platform Perch has announced that it has raised $220 million in new funding. The funding, which is a combination of equity to fund operations and debt to fund home purchases, was led by FirstMark Capital , with participation from Accomplice and Juxtapose.

Grocery Retail Ups Its Autonomous Delivery Game

PYMNTS

The pilot will provide service to customers in Olmos Park, just outside of downtown San Antonio where the grocery retailer is based,” according to TechCrunch. Get ready for autonomous grocery delivery — at least that’s the message from autonomous delivery services provider Udelv.

Credit unions continue to see growth in auto lending

Abrigo

Interestingly, the next two significant lenders on the list are also CUs that primarily serve the military – Security Service Federal, which is headquartered in San Antonio, and Pentagon Federal, located in Alexandria, Virginia. Security Service Federal Credit Union - San Antonio, TX 3.

Loans rise 10% at Cullen/Frost

BankThink

That loan growth helped boost the San Antonio bank's profit by 16.5% year over year. Earnings Regional banks Commercial banking Consumer banking Deposits Frost Bank

McDelivery Is McDominating In 1,000 New Markets

PYMNTS

On Wednesday (May 31), McDelivery with UberEATS launched at locations in the New York Metro Area, Fresno, Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. That’s on top of the locations where it was already available, including Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego and Tampa. 3,500 more McDonald’s markets are going to be lovin’ it by the end of June as delivery service rolls out to even more restaurants.

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Five At Five: Amazon Expands Food Deliveries

PYMNTS

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. Welcome to Five at Five, your late look at the day’s payments and commerce news. Today’s coverage includes a look at an Amazon delivery move and the reconsideration of a federal payday rule. Toys R Us is nearing the end — or is it?

Credit union marketers organize service project at annual conference

CU Insight

Credit union marketers are making a lasting impact on the San Antonio community during the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council Conference. The kids will be thrilled, says Roxanne Garza, volunteer and events coordinator with the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio.

Why The Transportation Sharing Economy Isn’t Just For Cars

PYMNTS

If someone wanted to make a two-mile journey in San Antonio, Texas, to see the Final Four at The Alamodome, for example, the trip would be “an exercise in 25 to 35 minutes by car,” Blue Duck Scooters Co-Founder Eric Bell told PYMNTS in an interview. To get the word out about the service, Blue Duck Scooters has turned to guerilla marketing in San Antonio. Drivers can borrow cars for a few hours at a time — or a day — through services like Zipcar.