May 20, 2022

Banking & Finance

Climate First Bank CEO forecasts a sunny outlook

CEO Ken LaRoe foresees a good year for banking. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2022

Locality Bank in Fort Lauderdale stands out for being a rare bank startup

Locality Bank founders see an opening in the market. Read more »
Published on 4/20/2022

Fairwinds Credit Union's COO forecasts more growth ahead

Fairwinds exec Phil Tischer looks ahead. Read more »
Published on 4/20/2022

Pure optimism and momentum

When Jorge Gonzalez joined City National Bank in Miami 12 years ago, the community bank had about $3 billion in assets. Assets have since grown to nearly $22 billion, making CNB the second-largest bank based in Florida, with about 1,000 employees statewide. Read more »
Published on 4/20/2022

The state of banking

Stephen A. LeMay is an associate professor at the University of West Florida's College of Business. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in finance, marketing, banking and computer literacy and supply chain logistics. He spoke to FLORIDA TREND about the state's banking and finance industries... Read more »
Published on 4/13/2022

TD Bank exec expects growth to continue despite challenges

Despite the specter of rising rates, growth in Florida is expected to continue. Read more »
Published on 4/13/2022

Infrastructure: Critical strategies Florida can implement as it grows

Florida is projected to gain 2.5 million new residents by 2030. Here's what that means for schools, roads, homes and other infrastructure needs Read more »
Published on 3/8/2022

Surety Bank finds niche serving clients that other banks shun

When Ryan James took the reins as CEO of Surety Bank, a small community bank in DeLand, in 2009, he planned to focus on marketing and growth... Read more »
Published on 2/10/2022

Climate First Bank plans to supercharge solar loan products

After selling the first bank he started in 2006, Ken LaRoe and his wife bought a small motor home and traveled across country... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Florida financial planner's post-COVID-19 investment advice

Calling a year like 2020 a “free look” period, Michelle Barron advises her clients to examine their losses in early 2020 and adjust their portfolio if the figures were distressing. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2021

2020 wealth management advice for Floridians

Florida Trend asked money managers around the state how investors should move forward during this extended bull market. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

BB&T and SunTrust merger

In a recent interview, Sandy Hostetter talks about the $28-billion merger that “solidified” Truist as the biggest bank in Central Florida and the sixth-largest in the country. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2020

JPMorgan Chase invests $250,000 in Palm Beach State College

Palm Beach State College has received a $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to widen the reach of its Supply Chain programs and create a larger pipeline of skilled workers for Palm Beach County's growing distribution and logistics industry. Read more »
Published on 11/14/2019

South Florida's Global Presence is Significant in Banking, Finance, and Professional Services

For years, Latin American and U.S. executives who sought bankers sophisticated in international finance bypassed Miami and went straight to New York. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2019

Miami-Dade's largest accounting firms plan for tech changes

Accounting firms are adjusting as new tech takes over some traditional tasks. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Fort Lauderdale CPA Soneet Kapila is a numbers sleuth

Fort Lauderdale CPA Soneet Kapila got his introduction to forensic accounting in the mid- 1980s... Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Credit unions go shopping

Florida leads the nation in the number of banks purchased by credit unions. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Florida's Neptune Flood Insurance: the FEMA alternative

Relying on analytics and algorithms, Neptune Flood Insurance provides flood insurance quotes in less than 2 minutes. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Healthier snacks from Windmere investment fund KEEN Growth Capital

After graduating from Rutgers College of Pharmacy in 1991, Jerry Bello launched a company called IntraCare in New Jersey. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Jax Federal's new CEO Joe Nowland talks expansion strategy

This month, Jax Federal Credit Union will open its ninth location in Northeast Florida after acquiring and renovating a vacant bank-branch building in Jacksonville's Southside. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Growth Engine: Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union has grown from a call center to an economic powerhouse. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Keith Hoskins: A Sense of Mission

Navy Federal's new Pensacola leader is a former Blue Angel and base commander for NAS Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2019

Is Mastercard avoiding Florida taxes?

This in-depth article looks at where Mastercard makes its money. Read more »
Published on 1/25/2019

JPMorgan Chase to Add 35 Branches in Florida in Next Three Years

Bank has doubled its branch footprint since entering Florida 10 years ago; will create 200 more jobs Read more »
Published on 9/27/2018

CFO Jimmy Patronis: State Debt Reduction Another Positive Sign for Florida's Economy

CFO Jimmy Patronis: State Debt Reduction Another Positive Sign for Florida's Economy Read more »
Published on 8/15/2018

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Boeing Starliner successfully launches for the International Space Station
Boeing Starliner successfully launches for the International Space Station

Boeing successfully launched its multi-billion dollar Starliner space capsule from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Thursday evening.

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