New Uber Hub To Create 3K New Jobs In Texas

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Texas Gov. I am proud to welcome Uber’s investment in the great state of Texas, along with the 3,000 jobs the company will bring to its new Dallas office,” Abbott said in a press release. Ridesharing Dallas hub Investment jobs News Texas Uber What's Hot

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Texas community bank lines up first acquisition

American Banker

Community banking M&A Growth strategies TexasWichita Falls Bancshares will gain four branches when it buys Chico Bancorp.

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A Rising Texas Star

Independent Banker

Veritex is a combination of the words “veritas,” which means truth in Latin, and “Texas.” The bank uses the slogan “Truth in Texas Banking.”). Kerry Curry is a financial writer in Texas. Capital market access and employee ownership help fuel Veritex Community Bank’s rapid growth.

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Fast-growing Texas bank buying branches in Austin, San Antonio

American Banker

Spirit of Texas Bancshares is acquiring four branches and a loan production office from Simmons First National Corp. Strategic buyers Community banking Commercial real estate lending Texas

Rumblings of Texas M&A wave after high-profile deal

American Banker

The Independent Bank-Texas Capital merger could prompt other banks in the state to consider selling or buying. M&A Community banking Digital banking Revenue and expenses Texas

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BBVA names new CEO of Texas Border, Gulf Coast markets

American Banker

BBVA USA said Monday that Susana Valencia will retain her job as Laredo City president while also overseeing commercial banking operations in its Texas border and Gulf Coast markets. Women in Banking Commercial banking WIB scan BBVA Texas

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Drive.ai To Launch Self-Driving Car Pilot In Frisco, Texas

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Drive.ai , the California self-driving car startup, announced Monday (May 7) that it is launching an on-demand self-driving car service pilot in Frisco, Texas. It marks the first time self-driving cars will be on the public roads of Texas, noted the company. Frisco Self-Driving Cars Texas What's HotIn a press release , Drive.ai

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Texas AG-Led Google Probe Taps Former Microsoft Attorney

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Three consultants — one being an ex-Microsoft lawyer — were hired in a multi-state antitrust investigation of Google being led by the Texas attorney general’s office, Reuters reported on Thursday (Sept.

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Uber And Lyft Returning To Texas?

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Uber and Lyft, the two ride-hailing firms that left several Texas markets over controversy tied to fingerprint background checks, may be coming back. News Ridesharing greg abbott Legislation Lyft ride-hailing Texas Uber What's HotReuters reports that the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, will sign a bill over the next few days that comes in the wake of House Bill 100’s approval last week.

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Texas Startup Alkami Raises $70M For Mobile Banking Software

Bank Innovation

Plano, Texas-based startup Alkami Technology has raised $70 million for its mobile banking platform, it was reported yesterday.

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Texas Court Rules Against CFPB’s Payday Lending Act Delay

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A Texas court ruled on Tuesday (June 12) against delaying the compliance date for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ’s rule on payday loans. In a joint motion filed late last week in federal court in Austin, TX, Mulvaney, the Community Financial Services Association of America and the Consumer Service Alliance of Texas asked a judge to delay the new regulations from going into effect.

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More bucks for Texas banks?

ABA Community Banking

Hopes of restoring the “Texas premium,” M&A in the Lone Star State Management M&A. 1Management

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SEC Halts Texas Financial Firm’s ‘Illegal’ ICO

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In an effort to stop an “illegal offering of securities,” the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a complaint against a Dallas-based financial firm seeking to launch what might be the largest initial coin offering (ICO) in history. In addition, the agency was able to freeze the company’s assets and those of its two co-founders, CNBC reported. Filed last Thursday and unsealed on Monday (Jan.

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With Square's backing, a Texas startup declutters benefit payments

Payments Source

Small merchants often have to squeeze a hodgepodge of hardware onto their counters to manage government electronic benefit transfers, a distinct niche Novo Dia Group is working to solve with an investment from Square. Payment processing Point-of-sale Retailers Investments pso intraday lead Square

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Texas State Bankshares to Buy Blanco National

American Banker

Texas State Bankshares in Harlingen has agreed to buy Blanco National Holdings. breaking_news community-banking tx dealmaking-strategy

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Texas bank renews relationship with Western Union, adds mobile transfer

Mobile Payments Today

Woodforest National Bank customers can already access Western Union's money transfer and bill-payment services via the bank's branches and online banking website

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Texas amends debt collection law to add new requirements for debt buyers

CFPB Monitor

On June 14, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 996 , which amends Chapter 392 of the Texas Finance Code dealing with debt collection. Debt Collection State CFS Monitor debt collection texas

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Square buys Texas food-delivery firm to expand Caviar’s reach

Payments Source

Mobile point-of-sale Payment processing M&A Square TexasTightening its connections to restaurants with a brisk delivery business, Square has acquired a longstanding Dallas-based local food delivery service to add to its Caviar food-ordering platform.

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US Local Governments And The Slow Death Of The Check

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PYMNTS spoke with representatives from the department as well as officials from the Tennessee Department of Revenue and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to gain insights into how each approaches disbursements. Texas and Oregon do not share such plans.

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Walmart Pay Launches in Texas, Arkansas

Payments Source

Walmart Pay, the mega-retailer's mobile wallet, has gone live at its stores in Texas and Arkansas in anticipation of a national rollout. mobile technology

Independent Bank to Buy Carlile Bancshares in Texas for $434M

American Banker

Independent Bank Group in McKinney, Texas, has agreed to buy Carlile Bancshares in Denton, Texas. breaking_news community-banking dealmaking-strategy

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CRE Concentration Motivated Buyer in Big Texas Deal

American Banker

The pending purchase of Carlile Bancshares will lower Independent's concentration in commercial real estate, while introducing the company to fast-growing markets in Texas and Colorado.

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TSYS Tech Exec Patty Watson Joins Texas Capital Bancshares' Board

Payments Source

Texas Capital Bancshares in Dallas has named TSYS Chief Information Officer Patty Watson to its board. sailthru_iso_featured people news women-in-payments retail-acquiring

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WestStar Buys Mortgage Lender in Texas

American Banker

WestStar Bank in El Paso, Texas, said it has acquired assets from Cimarron Mortgage Capital that are to Cimarron's construction lending and residential mortgage divisions. breaking_news community-banking tx dealmaking-strategy

Payments Exec Joins Board of Texas Capital

American Banker

Patricia Watson joined the board of the $19 billion-asset Texas Capital on Friday. Watson has been chief information officer at TSYS, a payments processor based in Columbus, Ga., since September. breaking_news people bank-technology womenin-banking recruitment tx ga community-banking

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Travelex Cyberattack Could Have Happened At Other Companies

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Among the potentially vulnerable companies are Texas Instruments , Revlon , Purdue Pharma, a California utility company, a border-police unit and an appellate court. Texas Instruments said it became aware of the issue last year and fixed it.

Texas Capital Hires BBVA Banker, Promotes Two More

American Banker

Texas Capital Bancshares in Dallas has snagged a BBVA Compass banker and promoted two of its own executives. breaking_news people tx national-regional

Southside in Texas, HomeStreet in Wash. Planning Stock Offerings

American Banker

Banks in Texas and Washington are joining the growing list of financial institutions selling common stock. breaking_news capital strategic-alternatives tx wa community-banking

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Bank M&A Slump in Texas Poised to End

American Banker

Such chatter provides hope that Texas banks are moving past oil concerns and renewing merger talks. Prosperity Bancshares is hopeful it will be able to announce its next bank deal in the near future.

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Group applies to form new bank in Dallas

American Banker

Organizers of TYME Bank aim to take advantage of consolidation taking place around Texas. Community banking Capital De novo institutions Texas

Texas Capital to Raise $227M in Stock Offering

American Banker

Texas Capital Bancshares in Dallas is planning to raise more than $225 million from a stock offering. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy tx community-banking

Southeast, Texas remain M&A hot spots

ABA Community Banking

Deals expected to keep flowing Management M&A. 1Management

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Making A Plant-Based Jerky For The Lone Star State

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Texas might be known for its BBQ, chicken-fried steak or chili, but food innovators in the Lone Star State are making their mark with meat-free products inspired by the local culinary landscape. The company uses the prickly pear because it is the Texas state plant.).

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Credit union-bank deals may have peaked (for now)

American Banker

TexasPushback from banks, a smaller pool of sellers and potential regulatory hurdles could pose setbacks for credit unions this year. Community banking Credit unions M&A U.S.

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Citizens National to Buy Kilgore National in Texas

American Banker

Citizens National Bank in Henderson, Texas, has agreed to buy Kilgore National Bank in Kilgore, Texas. breaking_news community-banking tx m-a dealmaking-strategy

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Good Riddance to Energy Loans: A Texas Bank's Survival Plan

American Banker

Green Bancorp's aggressive plan to attack its credit quality troubles and do what few Texas banks once would have dreamed of – quit energy lending – make it a subject of debate and a community bank to watch closely in 2017.

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

PYMNTS

NCR, an Atlanta-based payments technology company, has acquired Texas P.O.S., The management department of Texas P.O.S. and three of those are in Texas. When Texas P.O.S. Texas P.O.S. Partnerships / Acquisitions Acquisition hospitality NCR News POS Texas P.O.S.

Why the CFPB’s payday rule is in the hands of a Texas judge

Payments Source

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Directors Kathy Kraninger is under pressure to ask a federal judge to lift a stay that has kept the agency's short-term-lending rule from going into effect. Payday lending Small-dollar lending ATR Litigation Kathy Kraninger Richard Cordray CFPB

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Oil's Rebound, Loan Demand Spark Profit Rise at Texas Capital

American Banker

The recent rise in oil prices and a surge in loan demand helped Texas Capital Bancshares in Dallas bounce back in the second quarter. breaking_news earnings-community-banks tx performance community-banking

Amazon To Create 800 New Jobs At Austin Tech Hub

PYMNTS

Amazon said that since it opened its Austin Tech Hub, it has created more than 22,000 full-time jobs in Texas and has invested more than $7 billion in the state, including on infrastructure and compensation to workers. “In Amazon Austin ecommerce News Retail tech jobs Texas What's Hot

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Amazon Go Has Its Roots In A 1920s Texas Ice Retailer

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After a 7-Eleven location near the University of Texas got swamped with customers after a football game , the store had to stay open later than 11:00 p.m. When “Uncle Johnny” Jefferson Green realized that grocery stores weren’t always open when consumers needed household staples, he sensed an opportunity. Green, who ran the Southland Ice Dock in Dallas, realized his customers needed to buy products like bread, milk and eggs after grocery stores had closed.

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President to Succeed Retiring CEO at Southside Bank in Texas

American Banker

Southside Bancshares in Tyler, Texas, said that Sam Dawson, its chief executive since 2012, will retire at the end of the year and that its president, Lee Gibson, will succeed him. breaking_news people community-banking

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Google Answers AG Probe With Lawsuit

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31) against the attorney general of Texas, asking a court to protect against confidential business information becoming public in the course of an investigation, according to a report by Reuters. Google AG Antitrust investigation Lawsuit News Texas What's Hot

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