People's Bank of Commerce in southern Oregon decided it had to diversify to survive, so when a director heard a factoring firm he co-founded was up for sale, the bank seized the moment. Now it has other deals in mind.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not keep the rest of Washington apprised of his plan to rescind an Obama-era memo on pot. Now Fincen and other federal banking agencies are dealing with the backlash from that decision.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind an Obama-era directive that helped foster the marijuana sector’s growth raises new risks for banks and credit unions that do business with growers and dispensaries.
Davis, who stepped down as CEO a year ago, will retire as the company's chairman and as an employee at the end of 2017. Umpqua will then become one of the few publicly traded banking companies with a female chair.
While industry consolidation remains slow compared with previous years, certain regions are humming along with strong volume and improved pricing. Here’s a look at each region based on June 30 data from KBW and S&P Global Market Intelligence.