Dallas-based Vista Bank has launched a financial institutions group for banks and credit unions. The group is led by two Texas financial industry veterans, Peter Stringer and Crystal Garcia.
Prior to his retirement from Texas Capital Bank, Stringer spent more than two decades there building the financial institutions group into a $7 billion line of business. He has been named manager of financial institutions at Vista Bank and has recruited Garcia as client associate.
“We are very fortunate to have two incredibly talented and highly esteemed bankers leading this initiative,” says John Steinmetz, president and CEO. “Peter and Crystal bring a proven track record, impeccable reputations and a wealth of experience to our launch of this new line of business.”
“We are committed to providing a consistent, competitive product that allows clients to confidently manage their liquidity,” Stringer notes. “Vista is a conservatively managed bank with strong capital ratios and, most important to today’s market, a substantial liquidity position.”
The new line of business is the third milestone in Vista Bank’s recent growth. Last April, the bank closed on the acquisition of Charis Bank, adding locations and clients in the Dallas and Justin regions. In June 2023, the bank expanded outside of Texas for the first time in 111 years by opening an office in Palm Beach, Florida, and announcing seven hires to grow the new footprint.
Established in 1912, Vista Bank serves markets across North, Central, West Texas and Palm Beach, Florida, with 17 banking centers.