IBC Bank and Commerce Bank Launch Food Drive at All Branches

On November 9, Laredo-based IBC Bank and Commerce Bank held a press conference at its main office to announce that all their branches in their Laredo, Roma, Zapata, Eagle Pass and Del Rio markets will be collecting canned foods from November 15 through December 15 to benefit the South Texas Food Bank. Joining the press … Read more

Commerce Bank’s Urrabazo Jr. Appointed to CFPB’s Community Bank Advisory Council

On March 2, Laredo-based Commerce Bank announced that Ignacio Urrabazo Jr., president and CEO, has been appointed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC). In this role, he will provide valuable insights and recommendations on various consumer financial issues, including lending practices, consumer protection and regulatory compliance. The CBAC, composed … Read more

University of Texas–El Paso Launches Banking Academy to Grow Diverse Workforce

On September 7, the University of Texas–El Paso (UTEP) announced the launch of the UTEP Banking Academy, supported by significant contributions from regional and national banks and financial institutions. Part of UTEP’s College of Business Administration, the Banking Academy was created to address the shortage of banking professionals in the West Texas and Southern New … Read more