Banking & Finance

CVCB's earnings take off in Q1

Central Valley Community Bank increased its earnings by nearly 50 percent in the first quarter over the same period last year.

Fresno First Bank sees record Q1 earnings

Fresno First Bank reported record first quarter earnings, increasing 356 percent from a year earlier.

Banks: Water at top of list in making ag loans

California’s $45 billion agriculture industry — supplier of half the nation’s fruits and vegetables — faces significant burdens because of the drought.

Bank starts eighth annual shredding events

Central Valley Community Bank will offer free document shredding services from April 8 to May 22 at several bank locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

United Security Bank to pay stock dividend

United Security Bancshares, parent of Fresno's United Security Bank, announced it will issue a 1-percent stock dividend to shareholders of record on April 11.

Valley banks rated healthy in Q4

Many local community banks and credit unions were on solid footing in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a recent evaluation by bank rating and research firm Bauer Financial.

Visalia bank CEO lays out bold growth plan

Ciaran McMullan, CEO, Suncrest Bank in VisaliaCiaran McMullan, the new CEO of Suncrest Bank, has laid out a strategy for boosting his Visalia-based bank's assets by 400 percent in the next five years.

Premier Valley Bank to pay quarterly dividend

Premier Valley Bank has announced a dividend of seven cents per share payable to shareholders of record on March 10.

CVCB declares cash dividend

Cental Valley Community Bancorp, parent company of Central Valley Community Bank of Fresno, declared a quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per share of common stock.

Bank of the Sierra keeps climbing in 2014

Bank of the Sierra has unveiled a new logo, replacing its 37-year-old mark featuring Mineral King's Farewell Gap.At about 10,000 feet in elevation, Farewell Gap is a commanding feature of the Mineral King valley of Sequoia National Park.