Susser Bank Expands with First Full-Service Branch in Houston

Arlington-based Susser Bank has opened its first full-service location in Houston. The de novo office is located at Post Oak Central, a mixed-use development with three office towers surrounded by retail, restaurants and hotels. Susser Bank’s space encompasses more than 5,600 square feet. “We chose Houston’s Uptown area, and specifically Post Oak Central, because of … Read more

First Foundation Bank Opens New Branch in Plano

On May 9, Dallas-based First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and Irvine, California-based First Foundation Bank, announced that it has opened a new branch in Plano. Along with First Foundation Inc.’s principal executive office in Dallas, the new branch—located at 1601 Preston Rd., Ste. K, in Plano—expands the … Read more

Texas Banking Commissioner Approves De Novo Charter for Texas Traditions Bank

On April 29, Texas Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper announced the approval of Texas Traditions Bank in Katy—the first de novo state bank charter since September 2019. The bank is anticipated to serve customers primarily in Fort Bend County and portions of Harris and Waller counties. Subject to the granting of deposit insurance by the … Read more

BBVA USA Opens 11 De Novo Branches Across Texas

On May 26, Birmingham, Alabama-based BBVA USA announced the opening of 11 new branches across five Texas markets, marking a major milestone in an endeavor first announced in June 2020. The branches, which opened in early May, feature updated models aligned with the bank’s vision of integrating both a digital and face-to-face branch banking experience … Read more

California-based First Foundation Expands into Texas with Relocation of Principal Executive Office

Irvine, California-based First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two wholly owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Bank and First Foundation Advisors, announced its expansion into Texas with the relocation of its principal executive office to Dallas. The move to Texas aligns with First Foundation Inc.’s strategic goals of expanding into major markets and with … Read more

Agility Bank Receives Conditional Approval to Launch in Houston

On October 20, Houston-based Agility Bank (in organization) announced that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. have given conditional approval for its application to launch and operate a predominately digital community bank that is primarily owned and led by women. Agility Bank will begin raising $30 million in … Read more

TYME Bank Withdraws De Novo Application

On July 28, Farmers Branch-based TYME Bank withdrew its de novo application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. due to economic uncertainty as COVID-19 cases started rising in the state, but the bank’s CEO says the company may resubmit its application as the economy improves, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. “Things started getting better, … Read more