Banking & Finance

Fresno's student-run bank inspires two more in L.A.

Union Bank opened the first bank branch run by students at McLane High School in 2011.The success of the student-run Union Bank branch at McLane High School in Fresno has inspired the bank to open up two similar branches in the Los Angeles area.

Bank of the Sierra earnings climb in Q1

Sierra Bancorp, parent company of Bank of the Sierra based in Porterville, saw its earnings rise 63 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year.

Premier Valley Bank increases Q1 earnings

Premier Valley Bank announced its first quarter financial results showing net income up 29 percent over the year before.

Valley Commerce Bancorp reports Q1 earnings

Valley Commerce Bancorp, parent company of Valley Business Bank in Visalia, saw little change in first quarter revenue compared to a year earlier.

United Security Bank income dips in Q1

United Security Bancshares, parent of Fresno-based United Security Bank, announced net income of $908,000 for the first quarter, down from $1.075 million for the same quarter in 2013.

Bank of the Sierra to pay dividend

Sierra Bancorp, parent company of Porterville's Bank of the Sierra, announced a regular quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share to be paid on May 15.

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.