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Shared UVA roots help seal merger

Shared UVA roots help seal merger

Michael Schwartz September 17, 2014 0

A Shockoe Slip financial firm’s latest acquisition is tinged with the colors of Wahoo blue and orange

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Ratings show stability for local banks

Ratings show stability for local banks

Michael Schwartz September 12, 2014 0

A ranking of federally insured financial institutions shows second-quarter growth for two local banks, with most others hanging steady to their first-quarter ratings.

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Kilmarnock bank eyes empty branch

Kilmarnock bank eyes empty branch

Michael Schwartz September 7, 2014 0

A Patterson Avenue building is once again doing the bank branch shuffle

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Union banks on the Hokies

Union banks on the Hokies

Michael Schwartz September 3, 2014 0

Richmond’s biggest bank is betting on college sports and academics to bolster its brand in the western part of the state

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Bank beefs up its presence on the Southside

Bank beefs up its presence on the Southside

Michael Schwartz September 2, 2014 0

Armed with two loan officers it lured from larger competitors, a local bank is dipping its toe into the Chesterfield market

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Trip to the beach sparks Richmond merger

Trip to the beach sparks Richmond merger

Michael Schwartz August 13, 2014 0

A chance encounter helped kindle the deal between a downtown financial firm and a buyer in North Carolina

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Another out-of-town bank is hot for Richmond

Another out-of-town bank is hot for Richmond

Michael Schwartz August 12, 2014 0

Chesapeake-based Monarch Bank is expanding in Richmond with the addition of a commercial lending veteran, demonstrating banks' continued hunger for Richmond revenue.

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Credit union reaches for more members, new offices

Credit union reaches for more members, new offices

Michael Schwartz August 5, 2014 0

Call Federal Credit Union has been approved for an expanded community charter that it plans to use to reach more potential members around the region and open five new offices.

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Memphis firm targets Richmond wealth

Memphis firm targets Richmond wealth

Michael Schwartz July 30, 2014 0

A Tennessee-based financial firm has opened a branch of its wealth management division in the local market, adding to the investment banking operations it has had here since 2010. It has a veteran of

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Q&A: Six months at the top

Q&A: Six months at the top

Michael Schwartz July 29, 2014 1

BizSense caught up with Union First Market Bank CEO Billy Beale last week to talk about Union’s first two quarters after a major merger, whether the performance of the combined bank has lived up

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