Banking & Finance

EECU to open Tulare branch next June

Education Employees Credit Union will be able to cater more closely to its South Valley members when it opens a new branch in Tulare next June.

Bank of the Sierra's Holly sets retirement date

James Holly (left) is passing the reins of Bank of the Sierra to Kevin McPhaill, who will become president and CEO next year.James C. Holly, a founder and CEO of Sierra Bancorp, parent company of Porterville's Bank of the Sierra, announced plans to retire effective March 31, 2015.

Whitsell to speak at international leadership conference

Rick Whitsell, CEO of Fresno First Bank, has been tapped as a speaker for the 16th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference.

Sierra Bancorp's Q3 income rises 5 percent

Sierra Bancorp, parent company of Bank of the Sierra, reported income of more than $3.5 million for the third quarter, up 5 percent from the same quarter last year.

Sierra Bancorp announces quarterly dividend

Porterville-based Sierra Bancorp, parent company of Bank of the Sierra, announced a regular quarterly cash dividend of 9 cents per share.

Valley Commerce Bancorp boosts Q3 net income

Visalia's Valley Commerce Bancorp, parent company of Valley Business Bank, announced third quarter net income of $930,000, up nearly 3 percent from the same quarter last year.

Premier Valley Bank enjoys earnings jump

Fresno-based Premier Valley Bank reported third-quarter earnings of $1.9 million today, up about 19 percent from $1.6 million in the same quarter of 2013.

Central Valley Community Bank earnings slide

Central Valley Community Bank saw its earnings decrease by nearly 21 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period last year.

Fresno First Bank on track for record-breaking year

Fresno First Bank announced third quarter income of $577,000 and is on track for a record-breaking year.

Security First Bank reports record Q3 income

Security First Bank announced record third quarter earnings of $624,000 today, more than six times the income in the same period last year.