Home Bancorp in Lafayette, La., has converted from a federal savings bank to a national bank charter.

The $1.2 billion-asset company also changed the name of its banking unit to Home Bank.

"We converted... because we believe it is better aligned with the commercial and retail banking business model that we have operated under for more than a decade," John Bordelon, Home Bancorp's president and chief executive, said in a press release Monday.

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