Chipotle Subpoenaed In Virginia Norovirus Outbreak


The latest blow to the burrito chain has been a supoena sent to its corporate offices following the recent norovirus outbreak in one of its Virginia locations. Retail California chipotle contamination federal investigation food safety food-borne illness Health News norovirus QSR quick-service restaurant Restaurants Safety subpoena VirginiaThe ast few years have not been kind to the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant chain.

Virginia Sues Online Lender Over Consumer Loans


Virginia is suing one of the largest online lenders in the U.S. after reportedly charging Virginians millions in interest and fees. In a lawsuit, the state alleges that NetCredit lent more than $47 million in illegal high-interest loans, The Daily Press reported. According to the lawsuit, NetCredit provided loans to over 47,000 Virginians going back to 2012. The suit also alleges that NetCredit ran afoul of the state’s usury cap of 12 percent.

WorldRemit Launches Its Service In Virginia


23) it has launched its services in Virginia. WorldRemit provides a secure way for Virginia residents to send money to their loved ones around the world. Residents of Virginia now have the power to share money with friends and relatives abroad, 24/7,” commented Brion Nazzaro, director at WorldRemit, in the press release. WorldRemit said residents of Virginia can send money via instant bank transfer, mobile money transfer, cash pickup and mobile airtime top-up.

Atlantic Bay Mortgage, Virginia Community Bank call off proposed merger


Community banking M&A Mortgages FDIC VirginiaThe companies had been unable to secure regulatory approval for the deal, which was announced a year ago.

First US Bancshares to enter Virginia with latest acquisition


M&A Community banking Capital Growth strategies Alabama Virginia TennesseeThe Alabama bank agreed to buy Peoples Bank for $23 million as part of a plan to target new Southeastern markets.

Bay Banks to Buy Virginia BanCorp

American Banker

Bay Banks of Virginia in Kilmarnock has agreed to buy Virginia BanCorp in Petersburg. breaking_news community-banking m-a va dealmaking-strategy

Virginia bank winding down mortgage unit after striking deal with Chicago thrift


Community banking Mortgage applications Mortgages Virginia IllinoisUnion Bankshares has reached an agreement under which Federal Savings Bank will originate mortgages in its branches.

Virginia Credit Union Buys Naming Rights to Outdoor Amphitheater

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

Virginia Credit Union, Inc. The name of the new venue is Virginia Credit Union Live! North Chesterfield, VA) has bought the naming rights to the outdoor amphitheater at the Richmond Raceway with 6,000 covered seats. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Read the story. Branding Naming Rights

Virginia Community Banker: LinkedIn Has Business Development Potential

Independent Banker

By Ann Chen. Tips from Bruce Gemmill on Fully Using LinkedIn. Nurturing LinkedIn relationships is similar to forming personal relationships in that it requires time and attention. Bruce Gemmill of John Marshall Bank in Reston, Va., recommends the following action items: 1.

Managing Someone Else’s Money: Virginia


Virginia residents: There’s a guide for you! Today we are releasing a set of several Managing Someone Else’s Money guides specific to the state of Virginia. These state guides will make it easier for caregivers to follow Virginia’s unique rules and to find help close to home.

Southern National, Eastern Virginia Bankshares to Merge

American Banker

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia in McLean has agreed to buy Eastern Virginia Bankshares in Glen Allen for $178.3 million. breaking_news community-banking m-a va dealmaking-strategy

Worth Harris Carter, legendary Virginia banker, dies at 79


Community banking Commercial lending Obituaries Virginia North CarolinaCarter, who built what became Carter Bank and Trust from the ground up, was praised for his “uncanny” credit acumen, devotion to community and family, and willingness to take unconventional risks.

Shazam wins endorsement of Virginia banking group

ATM Marketplace

This is the first time that the Virginia Association of Community Banks has endorsed an ATM and debit processor, Shazam says

Yes, Virginia, There Are Women Leaders In Fintech

Tech and Finance

BNY Mellon, has appointed Bridget E. Engle as senior executive vice president and chief information officer reporting directly to CEO Gerald Hassell. In this position, Engle will lead the company’s Client Technology Solutions group, which provides critical technology platforms and applications. She will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and execution of the firm’s technology agenda.

Nine Virginia CUs Sued over ADA Website Violations

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

The Credit Union Times is reporting that nine Virginia credit unions are being sued for violating the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) by failing to make their websites accessible to the visually impaired. Richmond, VA), Virginia Credit Union Inc. The lawsuits allege the credit unions' websites were not embedded with the code that would allow screen readers to describe graphics, or contained links with no readable text, or had redundant links.

Dollar Bank to Enter Virginia via Acquisition

American Banker

Dollar Bank in Pittsburgh has agreed to buy Bank @lantec in Virginia Beach. breaking_news community-banking m-a pa va dealmaking-strategy

Virginia Credit Union Realty CUSO Launches Division to Serve Nonmembers

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

A credit union service organization owned by Virginia Credit Union (Richmond, VA), Virginia CU Realty, has launched a new division, Virginia Select Realty, to serve nonmembers. Read more. Credit Union Service Organization Nonmembers

Best 11 Fun Things to Do & See in West Virginia – Activities & Attractions

Money Crashers

“Wild, Wonderful West Virginia” – That’s what the West Virginia Division of Tourism calls its home state. West Virginia is a landlocked, mostly rural state sandwiched between Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky. As tourism slogans go, it hits the nail on the head.

Access National to Buy Middleburg Financial in Virginia

American Banker

has agreed to buy Middleburg Financial in Virginia for $233.1 Access National in Reston, Va., million, or $32.51 a share, in stock. breaking_news community-banking m-a va dealmaking-strategy

Ohio, West Virginia mutuals look to preserve beleaguered model with merger


Community banking Mutual banks M&A Ohio West VirginiaFirst Mutual Holding and Doolin Security Savings Bank are planning to create a mutual with nearly $100 million in assets.

Tiny Faith Based Virginia CU Voluntarily Liquidates

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

The National Credit Union Administration announced the voluntary liquidation of New Bethel Federal Credit Union of Portsmouth, Virginia. NCUA placed New Bethel Federal Credit Union into conservatorship on April 30, 2015. The decision to voluntarily liquidate New Bethel and discontinue its operations was made after determining the credit union was unable to restore viable operations.

CFPB and Virginia AG settle claims against pawnbroker for alleged TILA/CFPA/VA law violations

CFPB Monitor

The CFPB and the Virginia Attorney General announced that they had entered into a proposed consent order with Woodbridge Coins and Jewelry Exchange, Inc., a Virginia-based pawnbroker, to settle a lawsuit filed in a Virginia federal court alleging the pawnbroker’s closed-end pawn contracts violated the TILA, the CFPA, and Virginia law. Barbara S. Mishkin.

Virginia Bank Juggled CEO Search with Merger Talks

American Banker

Hampton Roads Bankshares in Virginia Beach juggled a search for a new chief executive while also arranging for its eventual merger with Xenith Bankshares in Richmond, Va. people breaking_news community-banking va dealmaking-strategy

Lafayette FCU Targets Wealthy Virginia Suburb

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

Lafayette Federal Credit Union (Kensington, MD) is targetting McLean, Virginia residents -- a wealthy suburb outside of Washington, D.C. In an advertisement announcing the grand opening of its McLean service center, the credit union stated "McLean Residents We Are Your Credit Union." The census tract, where the branch opened, has a median family income of $176,027, which has an upper income designation. In fact, the census tract''s median family income is 166.22

Virginia, North Carolina Banks to Swap Branches

American Banker

First Bancorp in Southern Pines, N.C., and First Community Bancshares in Bluefield, Va., have agreed to exchange branches in two states. breaking_news community-banking branch-deals nc va dealmaking-strategy

Website Design: 10 Reasons to Love the Homepage of City National Bank of West Virginia


Looking for inspiration this morning I did a random search on Google for “banks in West Virginia.” The post Website Design: 10 Reasons to Love the Homepage of City National Bank of West Virginia appeared first on Finovate. Sometime serendipity leads you to great places.

JPMorgan's Dimon joins U.S. CEOs condemning Virginia violence


JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon joined U.S. corporate leaders in denouncing racial intolerance as the pressure heats up on them to challenge President Trump on social and other policy matters. However, Dimon remains on a key presidential advisory group. Commercial banking Corporate governance Donald Trump Jamie Dimon JPMorgan Chase

C&F in Virginia Names Long CFO

American Banker

C&F Financial in West Point, Va., has named Jason Long chief financial officer of the company and its Citizens and Farmers Bank subsidiary. breaking_news people succession-planning va community-banking

United in W.Va. taps director to become next bank president


Community banking Succession planning M&A Virginia West VirginiaMichael Fitzgerald, who was selected to lead United Bank, was CEO of Bank of Georgetown for 11 years before it was sold to United.

Lowe’s Employees Decked Out In High-Tech Exoskeletons


The national home improvement chain partnered with Virginia Tech to develop a futuristic exosuit for its employees. “As a way to support them, we found a unique opportunity to collaborate with Virginia Tech to develop one of the first retail applications for assistive robotic exosuits.”

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Regulatory Burden On Small Banks


Preston Ash of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, sent me (on New Years Eve, no less) an article co-authored by Preston and Christoffer Koch and Thoma F. Siems of the Dallas Fed, entitled " Too Small to Succeed?--Community Community Banks in a New Regulatory Environment."

City Holding agrees to buy pair of Kentucky banks


The West Virginia company will pay a total of $118 million for Poage Bankshares and Farmers Deposit Bancorp. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies West Virginia Kentucky

West Virginia floods sock members, spare credit unions

CU Insight

The West Virginia floods late last week were blamed for 25 deaths, including a member of the $192 million Pioneer West Virginia FCU, according to President/CEO Dan McGowan. The post West Virginia floods sock members, spare credit unions appeared first on CUInsight.

Home BancShares in Ark. buys marine lender for $400 million


Union Bankshares in Virginia sold Shore Premier Finance, a business it inherited from a recent acquisition. M&A Community banking Consumer banking Growth strategies Arkansas Virginia

Summit to Buy First Century in West Virginia

American Banker

Summit Financial Group in Moorefield, W.Va., has agreed to buy First Century Bankshares in Bluefield, W.Va. breaking_news community-banking dealmaking-strategy

First Community in Virginia Discloses Bank President's Resignation

American Banker

The $2.5 billion-asset company disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday that Martyn Pell, president of its First Community Bank, had resigned, effective immediately. breaking_news people va community-banking

First Citizens to Buy Cordia Bancorp in Virginia

American Banker

First Citizens BancShares in Raleigh, N.C., has agreed to buy Cordia Bancorp in Midlothian, Va. breaking_news community-banking m-a va nc dealmaking-strategy

Alexa’s 7 Banking Skills You Didn’t Know About

Bank Innovation

Exclusive Mobile Operations Technology Alexa Alliant Credit Union Amazon Alexa Capital One FIdelity Investments New England federal Credit Union TD Ameritrade Virginia Credit Union Voice TechLast week, Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, hit the 10,000 skills milestone. The top 5 categories of skills, in descending order were: News, Gaming, Education/Reference, Lifestyle and Novelty/Humor.

Va. bank raises $39M after two years of strong loan growth


Community banking Capital Investments Virginia Washington DC PennsylvaniaTotal loans at Old Dominion National Bank have tripled since 2016.

FVCBankorp to enter Md. with Colombo Bank acquisition


The northern Virginia company will also gain more branches around Washington as part of the $33 million deal. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Virginia Maryland Washington