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Bank SNB branch sale means first Kansas City office for Fidelity Bank

Bank SNB is selling branches in Anthony, Harper and Overland Park, allowing a Wichita-based institution to expand into a new metro area.

Bank analysts tell Wichita audience they are optimistic about new year

Anaylsts from Commerce Bancshares’ investment and advisory unit told a Wichita audience Tuesday that they are largely bullish on the economy and the stock market in 2014.

Central Star prepares for Thursday opening of its newest branch

Central Star Credit Union will open its newest branch Thursday in east Wichita.

Emprise Bank marks 25th anniversary; exec says time may be ripe for another acquisition

The chairman of Emprise Bank said Monday it’s been awhile since the the city’s third-largest bank made an acquisition, and maybe it’s time for another.

Loans, assets increase in third quarter for Kansas-chartered credit unions

The aggregate loan balance of Kansas-chartered credit unions increased by more than 8 percent, according to their state regulator’s quarterly report.

BOK banks closing some branches, including one in Kansas

Three banks owned by a Tulsa-based company are closing four branches, including one in Kansas.

Kansas banks see less profit than year-ago period

The first nine months of 2013 were profitable for the biggest Kansas banks operating in Wichita.

Realtors, bankers aim to repeal Kansas mortgage registration fee

Since 1925, the rule in Kansas has been if you buy property on a mortgage, you pay to have it recorded by the county.

Examiners to scrutinize banks that offer ‘deposit advance’ products

Two federal bank regulators on Thursday said their examiners will be looking more closely at banks that offer products that resemble payday loans.

Name change for Southwest Bancorp’s banks in three states now official

Mark Funke wants people to think of his bank’s new name as a verb, as a call to action.

Banks seeking ways to increase fee income

Fee income has become a bigger buzzword in the banking industry as banks of all sizes continue to wrestle with the effects of a persistently low-interest-rate environment and a prolonged period of tepid loan demand.

Wells Fargo creates new region that includes Kansas, names leader

Wells Fargo said Tuesday it has named an executive to oversee a newly created region that includes Kansas.

Moody’s downgrades long-term rating of Intrust, holding company

Moody’s Investor Service has downgraded the long-term ratings of Intrust Bank and its holding company, Intrust Financial Corp.

Bank branches fewer, but major decline isn’t forecast

After peaking at 99,550 branches across the country in 2009, the banking industry has pulled back on the number of bricks-and-mortar offices it operates, an SNL Financial report released this month said.

Okla. banking company to acquire Kansas wealth management firm

BOK Financial will grow its Wichita presence a little following the Tulsa-based bank holding company’s agreement to acquire Gtrust Financial Corp.

Bank of Kansas to become Bank SNB

At the close of business on Nov. 15, the Bank of Kansas will get a new name.

Report: Area banks’ deposits growing more slowly in 2013

A federal regulator’s report on bank market share in the Wichita area released Monday shows little change among the top 10 banks’ share of deposits and slower year-over-year growth in total area deposits.

Economist: Car loans to lead growth for credit unions

The top economist of a federal credit union regulator said Wednesday that there are challenges and opportunities ahead for credit unions’ loan portfolios.

Intrust finishing renovation phase on historic El Dorado building

Intrust Bank is wrapping up the first phase of the renovation of a more-than-a-century-old building it occupies in the center of El Dorado.

Rising interest rates slowing banks’ portfolios

Increasing interest rates are affecting banks’ investment portfolios and are slowing – in some cases, postponing – their sale, according to bank consultants.

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