Green Dot Moves HQ From California To Texas

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Green Dot is the latest company to embark on an exodus from California, relocating to Austin, Texas, CNBC reports. Green Dot, according to CNBC, will focus on four hubs, including the new headquarters in Texas, along with WeWork-style offices in Florida, Ohio and California.

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Texas digital-only bank offers miles instead of interest

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As digital banks strive to lock in customers, a Texas-based newcomer to the industry is betting on travel miles as an incentive. Bask Bank, a fee-free digital savings bank created and funded by Texas Capital Bank, launched earlier this week with “thousands of customers.”

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Texas Lets Eateries Deliver Alcohol With Food Orders

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To help address financial challenges brought about by the coronavirus, Texas Governor Greg Abbott put into place a waiver that lets restaurants deliver alcohol with food orders, ABC 13 reported. Retail Coronavirus food delivery News Restaurants Texas What's Hot

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How Texas Restaurants Are Using A Safety Seal of Approval To Get Customers Back

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In a nod to community efforts to boost customer experienced, individual consumers can report on health efforts at Texas eateries — and whether they are enforcing standards such as social distancing and more official standards mandated by the state’s governor.

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How Texas wants to use ATMs to stop human trafficking

ATM Marketplace

A Texas house bill aims to fight human trafficking by requiring operators to register white-label ATMs

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Fresh off deal in Florida, First Foundation mulls acquisitions in Texas

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Texas Halts Reopening Plans As COVID Cases Spike

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As coronavirus cases spike in Texas, the state’s officials have walked back their reopening plans for the state, CNBC reported. Texas is among the hardest-hit states, with the greatest number of new cases.

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Texas AG Leads Multi-State Consumer Protection Probe Into Apple

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a multi-state probe against Apple Inc. Apple Attorney General consumer protection legal News Texas trade practices What's Hot

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FirstSun adding to Texas operations with Pioneer acquisition

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Texas Hotel Group To Give Back $70M In PPP Loans

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Texas bill targets large banks' gun policies. Small banks don't object.

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ATMIA: Texas ATM human trafficking bill 'based on false premise'

ATM Marketplace

A proposed law to register ATMs in Texas to fight human trafficking has drawn criticism from the ATM industry

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Today In Digital-First Banking: Peoples Bank To Merge With Premier Financial; Credit Union Of Texas Grows Partnership With PSCU

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In today’s top news in digital-first banking, Peoples Bancorp and Premier Financial Bancorp will combine in an all-stock merger, while PSCU will provide credit processing support for Credit Union of Texas as part of an expanded partnership.

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Earnings surge at Texas Trust Credit Union

American Banker

Lending Credit unions Earnings TexasThe Arlington-based institution made gains across several metrics in 2020, including loan growth of 22%, driven in part by the mortgage refi boom. ]].

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DOJ: Texas Man Allegedly Claimed Employees To Net $5M In PPP Funds

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A Texas man is facing charges of filing fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $5 million in forgivable loans from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), according to the U.S. Brown of the Eastern District of Texas, in a statement. “We

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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. This investment will bolster Texas’ continued economic success and reputation as the best state for business. Our unrivaled workforce and business-friendly environment makes Texas the perfect home for innovative companies like Uber.”.

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Texas Man Charged In $5 Million PPP Loan Fraud Case

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A Texas resident, 32-year-old Samuel Yates, was charged with allegedly trying to file fraudulent bank applications for over $5 million in loans related to COVID-19 relief, according to a press release Friday (Jan.

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Credit unions across Texas dig out after historic winter storm

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Crisis Management Natural disasters Credit unions Texas Branch management Disaster recoveryA severe cold snap in the state has tested financial institutions unaccustomed to such weather-related disruption.

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Feds Charge Texas Man With CARES Act Fraud

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Dinesh Sah, 55, of Coppell, Texas, was charged with three counts of wire fraud, three counts of bank fraud and one count of money laundering. Federal prosecutors on Thursday (Oct. 8) charged a Dallas-area man with allegedly playing a role in a scheme that sought to fraudulently obtain $24.8

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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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BancorpSouth to buy National United in Texas

American Banker

Texas M&A Growth strategiesThe companies took a pause from merger discussions when the pandemic hit to evaluate their individual circumstances.

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US Banks June Appointments: Texas Capital, River Valley, Synovus

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Texas Capital, Independent terminate $3 billion merger

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Texas Capital also said that Keith Cargill has stepped down as president and CEO. Texas M&A Coronavirus Growth strategies Succession planning Energy industry

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Bitcoin Daily: China’s Cosco Shipping Will Test Blockchain Tool; Tech Mahindra Rolls Out Blockchain System; Texas Orders S. African Co To Stop Selling Crypto Securities

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On another note, The Texas State Securities Board announced an “emergency action” in the form of a cease and desist order to halt South African company Mirror Trading International PTY LTD, which was referred to as an “international, multilevel marketing” effort in a press release.

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Ripple Gives $2M To Texas University For Blockchain Research

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As part of Ripple ’s $50 million pledge for blockchain research, the crypto firm has said it will give $2 million over five years to the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin. Blockchain Cryptocrrency distributed ledger News Ripple school funding University of Texas at Austin What's Hot

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

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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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Texas Dow Employees Credit Union names CEO

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Three Texas banks planning to merge

American Banker

Community banking Texas M&A Growth strategiesSouthwest Bancshares in San Antonio will have assets of $1.5 billion when it absorbs two affiliated banking companies in nearby cities.

Google Asks Texas Court To Transfer Multi-State AG Lawsuit To California

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judge in Texas for a change of venue regarding an antitrust lawsuit filed by 10 attorneys general, Reuters reported Wednesday (Jan. Texas and nine other states filed a lawsuit in Sherman, Texas, alleging that Google unfairly collaborated with Facebook to advance its digital ad business.

Texas fintech rides Mastercard Track to streamline supplier payments

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Merger scuttled, Texas bank charts new course

American Banker

Now that its deal with Texas Capital has been called off, Independent Bank in McKinney plans to scale back or exit some commercial lines and will seek to duplicate its retail banking successes in Colorado.

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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.

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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FirstSun-Pioneer Tie-up to Create $7B Texas Bank

Banking Exchange

Pioneer Bancshares acquisition creates combined entity with 60-strong branch network Management Feature M&A Feature3 Community Banking. 1Management

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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. Alkami, which provides white-labeled solutions for banks and credit unions to implement across their digital and mobile platforms, was started in 2009 because there “wasn’t a lot of innovation that was happening in the digital banking space,” […]. Capital Exclusive Mobile Online Alkami Technology capital Mobile banking SaaS startups

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