BankUnited (BKU) is gearing up for branch openings in New York despite being barred by a settlement with Capital One Financial from opening the branches until next year.

The $12 billion-asset company has filed an application with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to open four branches in New York. The Miami Lakes, Fla., company filed applications on Sept. 27 to open three branches in New York County and one in Suffolk County.

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