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Citizens Bank to convert Western Credit offices to Citizens branches

Citizens Bank of Kansas on Monday will open its Western Credit consumer finance offices – including one in Wichita – as branches of the $217 million bank.

Report: loans, assets up for Kansas credit unions in second quarter

Kansas-based credit unions increased their assets and loans in the second quarter of 2013, according to a report this week from their regulator.

FDIC: Area banks’ profitability slightly better in second quarter

Second-quarter 2013 data released Thursday by a federal bank regulator shows that the number of area banks with a high key financial performance measure edged up while the number of unprofitable banks fell by one.

Bank of America job brings Wichita banker ‘back where I started’

Drayton Alldritt has returned to the place that shaped him into a banker.

Former BofA exec to lead Sunflower Bank in Wichita

Sunflower Bank said Wednesday it has named a former Bank of America executive as its Wichita market president.

FDIC urges urge banks to prepare for eventual effects of higher interest rates

Sooner or later, interest rates will rise.

Equity bank plans to invest in Bank of Blue Valley

Equity Bancshares Inc. in Wichita will bid on part but not all of the U.S. Treasury’s investment in the company that owns the Bank of Blue Valley.

Home Bank names new Wichita market president

Home Bank & Trust Co. has named its longtime Wichita executive, Brad Rucker, as Wichita market president.

CrossFirst to begin work on Wichita bank office

About two years ago, Ron Baldwin and CrossFirst officials began an effort to establish a Wichita foothold.

Bankers expect growth in farm lending in Kansas

After a period of tepid farm loan activity, area bankers said Wednesday that 2013 so far looks more promising.

Equity to build bank branch near planned Whole Foods in Waterfront Plaza

Equity Bank on Friday signed a contract to purchase land for a full-service branch north at the Waterfront Plaza development at 13th and Webb.

Most Kansas banks increase loans in Treasury program

The Treasury Department on Thursday released the results of its first Small Business Lending Fund Lending Survey, touting that more than 90 percent of the banks participating in the program reported stronger small business lending.

Bank of Oklahoma mortgage unit to expand Wichita office, regional manager says

A Bank of Oklahoma Mortgage Group official said Wednesday that he expects the company’s Wichita operations to double in employees and office space over the next six months.

More commercial lenders making switch among banks

Since March, at least 10 area commercial bankers have switched or are switching from one bank or organization to another.

Regulator to ag banks: Plan now for the bad times

National bank regulators have a message for banks making a lot of agriculture loans: Plan for the bad times during the good times.

Kansas credit unions’ assets rose in first quarter, report says

A regulator’s quarterly report on Kansas chartered credit unions showed another good three-month period for the financial cooperatives.

Executive changes at Equity Bank include departure of holding company president

Equity Bank’s top executive on Wednesday announced a couple of key personnel changes as well as the departure of its holding company president.

10 biggest Kansas-based banks in Wichita area saw profits in first quarter of 2013

The good news in the first quarter of 2013 is that the 10 biggest Kansas-based banks doing business in the Wichita area made a profit in the three-month period that ended March 31.

CUA executive to be next president of Wichita Federal Credit Union

A Credit Union of America executive will be the next president of Wichita Federal Credit Union.

Report: Fewer bank, credit union branches to come

The number of bank and credit union branches across the country will contract by more than a third over the next decade, according to a recent report

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