Origin Bank Hires Parra as Director of Business Development in Houston

Fernando D. Parra has joined the Houston banking team of Choudrant, Louisiana-based Origin Bank to serve as director of business development. He will assist in the bank’s growth and development in Houston as well as other markets. Parra brings more than 40 years of banking experience to his new role, having previously been involved in … Read more

Frost Bank Appoints Geddes San Antonio Region President

San Antonio-based Frost Bank announced on August 9 the appointment of a new San Antonio region president to succeed Marvin Rickabaugh, who will retire at the end of this year. Dan Geddes, the sales manager in Frost Bank’s Houston region commercial real estate group, has been appointed the new region president and will work with … Read more

Frost Bank Completes 25-Branch Houston Expansion with Opening of Cypress Crossing Financial Center

On June 21, San Antonio-based Frost Bank opened its Cypress Crossing financial center, the last of 25 new branches opened since the company announced a regional expansion plan in 2018. Frost Bank operates 154 financial centers across Texas, including 53 in the Houston region. While the current expansion program may be complete, the bank is … Read more

Knudson Named Regional President and Head of Commercial Banking for PNC Bank in Austin

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based PNC Bank NA recently announced that Dillan Knudson has been named regional president/head of commercial banking in Austin. PNC Financial Services Group Inc., PNC Bank’s parent company, completed its acquisition of BBVA USA Bancshares Inc., the parent company of BBVA USA, on June 1. Knudson most recently served as Houston CEO for BBVA … Read more

Cornerstone Home Lending to Acquire Roscoe State Bank

Houston-based Cornerstone Home Lending, one of the nation’s largest independent residential mortgage companies, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Roscoe-based Roscoe State Bank. These two family-owned companies with nearly 150 years in business will combine to create an organization holding approximately $2 billion in assets and more than $300 million in equity … Read more

Koncaba Elected Chair of the Texas Bankers Foundation, Joins Texas Bankers Association Board

Kristi Koncaba, president and COO of Houston-based Texan Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of the Texas Bankers Association. She has also been appointed chair of the Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association that serves and supports Texas banks, their employees and communities through educational programs, gifting … Read more

Cadence Bank Announces Strategic Business Alliance With Unity National Bank of Houston

On June 8, Atlanta-based Cadence Bank, a subsidiary of Houston-based Cadence Bancorporation, announced a strategic business alliance with Unity National Bank of Houston, the only Black-owned banking institution in Texas and one of two Black minority depository institutions with a national charter. The cooperative alliance brings growth capital to Unity National Bank, strengthening its ability to make … 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

Central Bank Marks 65 Years of Service to the Bayou City

What began in the 1950s as rumblings of a new bank in Houston’s Montrose district grew into an institution with true staying power. This year, that institution has reason to celebrate. Central Bank, Houston’s longest-serving independent bank, is marking its milestone 65th anniversary. L.E. Cowling, owner of Southern States Life Insurance, set the wheels in … Read more

Forbes 2021 Best Bank List Includes Eight Based in Texas

In 2020, there were just four bank failures in the U.S., despite the extraordinary economic circumstances brought on by the pandemic. Only about 5 percent of banks nationwide were unprofitable, according to data from the FDIC and approximately 53 percent of banks reported annual increases in profits in 2020. There are more than 5,000 banks … Read more