Banking News

Banking News – including business banking, financial services, consumer finance, bank technology, and related banking industry news, issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Bank of Southern California NA Completes Acquisition of Americas United Bank

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A., San Diego, California (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Americas United Bank, Glendale, California (OTC Pink: AUNB), effective July 31, 2018. Americas United Bank had total assets of approximately $231 million as of June 30, 2018.

Bank of Southern California NA Names Catherine Puckett VP, Business Development Manager

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce that Catherine Puckett has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development Manager. She will be responsible for expanding Bank of Southern California’s business banking client base by actively seeking new business opportunities in the San Diego region.

Tips for Selecting the Best Commercial Bank for Your Small Business

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), understands that selecting a commercial bank that fits your company’s needs can be a grueling task. Tony DiVita, Chief Banking Officer at Bank of Southern California, shares the following valuable tips to help guide small businesses in selecting the right bank.

United Fidelity Funding West Hires Victoria Dunn as National Wholesale Account Executive

IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Fidelity Funding West (UFFWest), a rapidly growing national mortgage banker, announced that it added Victoria Dunn to its wholesale lending team of account executives. “We are pleased to have been able to recruit someone with Victoria’s proven background of successful execution and solution-oriented sales skill sets,” stated John Bell, principal at UFFWest.

Bank of Southern California NA Hires Market Executive to Grow the Bank’s Presence in Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce Gaylin Anderson has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Market Executive in Southern California. He will be responsible for leading Bank of Southern California’s regional presence by actively seeking new business opportunities while expanding upon current relationships.

ARMCO Integrates with BankVOD, Enabling Seamless Transfer of Bank Data

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), the leading provider of enterprise financial risk mitigation software solutions, announced an integration with BankVOD, the company that pioneered the electronic risk interface for asset verifications. This integration, which provides a direct, seamless connection between ARMCO’s ACES Audit Technology and BankVOD’s Verification Hub.

Bank of Southern California N.A. Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced quarterly earnings of $1,072,303 for the first quarter of 2018, a 51% increase compared to $710,022 for the first quarter of 2017. Results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, include approximately $320 thousand in expenses related to the pending acquisition of Americas United Bank (OTC Pink: AUNB). As previously announced, the Bank also completed a private placement offering of common stock of approximately $26 million during March 2018.

Bank of Southern California NA Expands Commercial Banking Team to Serve Orange County and Los Angeles Region

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, is pleased to announce the hiring of two seasoned banking and lending professionals to further support the Bank’s expansion in Southern California.

Community Bank Helps Foster Future Leaders with Support of ‘Leader In Me Program’

OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clarke County State Bank, through the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, continues to support Clarke Elementary School as an official school in “The Leader in Me” program. Since 2012, CCSB has been a strong contributor to the program providing the base funding for its launch with foundation grants and bank donations.

Bank of Southern California NA Successfully Completes $26 Million Capital Offering

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced today the completion of a capital raise of approximately $26 million through the issuance of common stock in a private placement to institutional and accredited individual investors at a price of $14.75 per share.

Deutsche Bank Implements DocMagic’s eVault Technology

TORRANCE, Calif., March 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Deutsche Bank has successfully implemented and is actively utilizing its proprietary eVault technology.

Two MQMR Employees Selected as MBA, California MBA Future Leaders

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Quality Management and Research, LLC (MQMR), a leader in mortgage risk management and compliance services, today announced that two employees from the MQMR family of companies have been selected to participate in executive leadership development programs sponsored by the national Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the California Mortgage Bankers Association.

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Announces Addition of Phillip Mulder and Billy Szeto to Its Commercial Real Estate and SBA Group

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. ( OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL ), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, Calif., announces the addition of two tenured Business Development Officers to support the company’s continued expansion into the Southern California region.

Bank of Southern California N.A. Recognized as Top Small Business Lender

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced it was awarded two top small business lending partner awards in the medium sized bank category by the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration based on the largest quantity and dollar volume of SBA 7(a) loans originated. The rankings reflect the SBA’s fiscal year-end results as of September 30, 2017. These accolades follow the bank’s recognition by the SBA as the top performing small business lending partner for medium sized banks in 2016.

Bank of Southern California N.A. Announces Amanda Conover as Vice President, Director of Marketing

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. ( OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL ), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, Calif., has named Amanda Conover as Vice President, Director of Marketing. She will be responsible for developing and executing a strategic marketing plan that strengthens brand awareness and drives growth, further supporting the Bank’s efforts to increase its presence as it continues its expansion in the Southern California region.

Bank of Southern California N.A. and Americas United Bank Announce Agreement to Merge

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A., San Diego, Calif. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) and Americas United Bank, Glendale, Calif. (OTC Pink: AUNB), today announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger (the “Agreement”) whereby Americas United Bank will merge with and into Bank of Southern California. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of all regulatory approvals and the approval of the shareholders of AUB and BCAL, and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.

Global DMS Launches EVO-Commercial, a Next-Generation Valuation Management Software Platform for Commercial Lending

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based valuation management software, announced that it launched EVO-Commercial(TM) (EVO-C) at the MBA’s CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo being held in San Diego from February 11 – 14. The new platform is 100 percent configurable, fully customizable, quick and easy to implement, eliminates numerous steps in the workflow process, lowers system maintenance costs and empowers end-users as well as management teams, among many other efficiency gains.

Bank of Southern California, N.A. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-end 2017 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced quarterly earnings of $1,134,397 for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to $1,088,043 for the third quarter of 2017 and $902,476 for the fourth quarter of 2016. For the year, net earnings were $3,964,692 in 2017, a 32% increase compared to $3,009,251 for 2016. Results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 2017 include a $200,000 increase in income tax expense due to recent Tax Reform legislation.

Bank of Southern California N.A. announces new SBA and Commercial Real Estate Lending Group Led by Steve Pollett

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), announced that Steve Pollett has joined the company as SVP, SBA and Commercial Real Estate Lending Group Manager. With more than 30 years’ experience in SBA and Commercial Real Estate lending, Pollett will be responsible for leading a team to provide financing to small and medium-sized businesses throughout the Southern California region. Prior to joining Bank of Southern California, Pollett was Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Commercial Lending with Plaza Bank.

Kathy Gonzales Named Senior Vice President, Director of Branch Banking for Bank of Southern California N.A.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has appointed Kathy Gonzales as Senior Vice President, Director of Branch Banking. She will be responsible for supporting the Bank’s commitment to the customer experience by deepening customer relationships, and identifying opportunities to increase the bank’s market share.

Bank of Southern California N.A. Opens Orange County Office

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the opening of a production office in Orange County in the city of Orange, Calif. In addition, the bank said it is actively looking to expand into other Southern California markets, as the company continues to grow the banks franchise throughout the Southern California region.

Bank of Southern California NA Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced quarterly earnings of $1,088,043 for the third quarter of 2017, compared to $1,032,230 for the second quarter of 2017 and $642,186 for the third quarter of 2016. For the first nine months of 2017, net earnings were $2,830,295, compared to $2,106,775 for the first nine months of 2016.

Unity National Bank Pledges $100,000 Towards the Construction of New Tipp City Stadium

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Sept. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tipp Pride Association Board of Directors announced today that the organization has received a $100,000 sponsorship from Unity National Bank for the construction of Tipp City’s new community stadium. The generous gift will lead ongoing fundraising to support stadium construction.

MEDIA ADVISORY: ReverseVision Experts Available to Discuss HUD Changes to HECM Reverse Mortgage Program

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The following ReverseVision experts, whose expertise on the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) ranges from HUD guideline interpretation to market analysis to education, are available for interviews regarding HUD’s planned changes to the HECM program.

DIB Funding, Inc.’s DIBCOIN is the First Crypto Currency to be Aired on The FOX Business Network’s ‘New To The Street’

ROCKFORD, Mich., Aug. 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DIB Funding, Inc.’s DIBCOIN was highlighted on “New To The Street” on the Fox Business Network. CEO Adam Petty’s interview aired on Sunday, August 20 in which he shared the exciting vision, and business plan for DIB Funding and for its crypto-currency DIBCOIN. The show “New To The Street” has a six year history and DIB Funding, Inc., the developer of DIBCOIN, is the only crypto currency company that has ever been interviewed by them.

DIB Funding, Inc. Hires Top Crypto-Currency Developer Ambisafe to Create New Etherium Based DIBCoin 2.0, Also Announces Increased Conversion Rate

ROCKFORD, Mich., Aug. 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DIB Funding, Inc., the developer of DIBCoin, has hired Ambisafe, Inc. to create DIBCOIN 2.0 on the Etherium blockchain and to update our DIB Wallet. Public coin holders as of the exchange date will receive an exclusive exchange rate of two for one (i.e., 2 DIBCOIN 2.0 for every 1 DIBCOIN they hold). This will result in a 100-percent increase in the number of DIBCOIN held by each coin holder.

DIB Funding, Inc. takes first step in building the digital economy around DIBCOIN by launching its Affiliate Program through DIBNation.com

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DIB Funding, Inc. started DIB Nation to build a digital economy centered around DIBCOIN. The new custom website at DIBNation.com will be the hub of the DIB economy. The backbone of DIB Nation is our DIB Affiliate program.

Phil Rasori of MCT to Speak on Panel Session at Accounting for Mortgage Banking (AMB) User Conference on Topic of Hedge Accounting

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, is scheduled to speak on a panel session hosted by Advantage Systems, Inc. at its third annual Accounting for Mortgage Banking (AMB) user conference.

DIB Funding, Inc. Signs Contract with FMW Media Corp to Produce Monthly Interviews on the Business Show, ‘New To The Street’

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DIB Funding, Inc. has signed a contract with FMW Media Corp., the producers of the business show “New To The Street.” FMW Media’s hosts will interview members of DIB Funding, Inc.’s management team monthly to discuss the ongoing developments of DIBCOIN. Their business show, “New to the Street,” airs on the Fox Business Network and ION TV with 95 million viewers

Mid America Mortgage Purchases eNote from First eClosing Transaction in North Carolina

ADDISON, Texas, May 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has purchased the eNote from North Carolina’s first eMortgage transaction. The transaction, which was completed entirely electronically on May 5, was a refinance for a property in Winston-Salem and was executed by Hickory-based North State Bank. Upon completion of the closing, Mid America was able to purchase the resulting eNote within one business day after receiving the final loan package.

Dr. Cheikh Mboup will Ensure that DIBCOIN is the First Cryptocurrency to Be Accepted Into 500 Retail Outlets within 12 Months

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 22, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DIB Funding, Inc. today announced the Company has signed a recognized entrepreneur with a keen eye on acquisitions and mergers, Dr. Cheikh Mboup, to the Company’s Advisory Board. He will immediately begin integrating DIBCOIN into the Point of Sale (POS) systems in up to 500 brick and mortar stores.

IDS Receives Certification from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac for Its UCD XML File

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced its Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) XML file has been certified to meet all UCD requirements by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ahead of the GSE’s September 25 deadline for UCD delivery. To have its UCD XML file certified by the GSEs, IDS underwent an extensive testing process to ensure the dataset was delivered in a GSE-acceptable format.

Jim Paul Joins Bank of Southern California N.A.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that Jim Paul has joined the Bank as Vice President, Business Banking at the Del Mar Corporate office. He will primarily focus on building new client relationships for the bank.

Texas Capital Bank Implements DocMagic’s Total eClose Solution for eWarehouse Lending

TORRANCE, Calif., April 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Texas Capital Bank has implemented its Total eClose(TM) solution. This implementation enables the bank to function as an eWarehouse lender. They can now accept and fund eNotes from its lender customers that want to drastically speed up the process of closing and selling loans.

The Mortgage Collaborative President and Vice Chairman David G. Kittle Issues Statement Supporting Mortgage Bankers Association GSE Reform Proposal

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On behalf of its network of lenders, David G. Kittle, CMB, president and vice chairman, The Mortgage Collaborative, has issued the following statement on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) release of its GSE Reform proposal, “GSE Reform: Creating a Sustainable, More Vibrant Secondary Mortgage Market”:

DIB Funding, Inc. Announces a Billion Dollar Liquidity Partnership with Digitas Bank to Launch Worldwide Distribution of ‘DIBCOIN’

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today DIB Funding, Inc., the creators of the digital currency known as DIBCOIN, is proud to announce a billion-dollar liquidity partnership with Digitas Bank. This partnership will immediately give present and future DIBCOIN holders the ability to deposit and withdraw DIBCOIN and FIAT currency in a single transaction and with complete financial privacy.

Sunshine Capital Inc. Announces That The Company’s Use of ‘DIBCOIN’ Was Described as ‘Genius’ in a Forbes Article

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (OTC-Pink:SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that the Company’s business plan, e.g. using DIBCOIN to purchase assets, has been described as “Genius” by Forbes.com contributor Peter J. Reilly.

Melyn Acasio Joins Bank of Southern California, N.A.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that Melyn Acasio has joined the Bank as Vice President, Client Relationship Manager at the Del Mar Corporate office. She will primarily focus on building new client relationships for the bank.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Uses DIBCOIN to retire all Corporate Debt at a Rate of $1 Per Coin

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 31, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (OTC-Pink:SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announced that all corporate debts of the Company have been paid using DIBCOIN at a rate of $1 per DIBCOIN. The debts include the remaining convertible debt notes and management salaries for the next 12 months. Using DIBCOIN as a form of payment protects our shareholders’ ownership in the company from being diluted.

Sunshine Capital, Inc. Announces That DIBCOIN Has Been Approved to Trade on the Livecoin Exchange

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunshine Capital, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SCNP / OTC:SCNP) today announces that DIBCOIN, has been approved for trading on the Livecoin platform. DIBCOIN will commence trading on April 3, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. (EST/EDT).