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Westpac cuts fixed rates for new customers

2017-12-04 theage.com.au
Westpac is cutting fixed interest rates on some new interest-only loans by up to 0.4 percentage points, as lenders take their foot off the brake following a regulatory crackdown. (4-0)

Westpac cuts fixed rates for new customers

2017-12-04 smh.com.au
Westpac is cutting fixed interest rates on some new interest-only loans by up to 0.4 percentage points, as lenders take their foot off the brake following a regulatory crackdown. (4-0)

Forget Wells Fargo (WFC), Add These 4 Bank Stocks Instead

2017-11-28 zacks
Shares of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC - Free Report) have lost more than 2% year to date amid industry-wide weakness and legal issues, underperforming the industry’s rally of 9.5%. While the San Francisco, CA-based banking giant recorded growing deposits and loan balances over the past few years, displayed a strong capital position and remained focused on undertaking strategic acquisitions, the recent litigation issues have primarily challenged its profitability. (60-0)

BRIEF-Heritage Bank appoints Bill Glasby as executive vice president, chief technology officer

2017-10-03 reuters
* Heritage Bank appoints Bill Glasby as executive vice president, chief technology officer Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Heritage Bank Appoints Bill Glasby as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

2017-10-03 prnewswire
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Bank, subsidiary of Heritage Financial Corporation ("Company" or "Heritage") (Nasdaq: HFWA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Glasby as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.  Mr. Glasby will report to President and Chief Operating Officer, Jeffrey J. Deuel, and his range of responsibilities will include oversight of the information technology and information systems divisions of the bank. (29-1)

Heritage Financial Announces Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

2017-10-02 prnewswire
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation ("Company" or "Heritage") (Nasdaq: HFWA) anticipates issuing its third quarter 2017 earnings release on Thursday, October 26, 2017 before the market opens.  The Company has scheduled a telephone conference call to discuss the third quarter 2017 earnings on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time (2:00 p.m. Eastern time). (16-0)

Lighthouse Bank Recruits Two Top Flight Banking Veterans Leading Into October 2nd Silicon Valley Office Grand Opening

2017-09-21 prnewswire
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lighthouse Bank (OTC-QB: LGHT): On the eve of Lighthouse Bank's 10-year anniversary and Silicon Valley expansion, two regional banking veterans have been recruited to further the bank's elevated ranking. Lighthouse Bank's consecutive position as a Findley Reports' Super Premier bank and its consecutive-year status as the nation's "5th Healthiest Bank" heightened this challenge of enlisting the region's foremost banking talent for its upcoming Cupertino, California office debut.

Heritage Nola Bancorp Is A Recent Mutual Conversion At 86% Of Book With Excess Capital

2017-08-16 seekingalpha
Activism and metro area location mean this is likely to get sold after the three-year window is up.

Heritage Financial Corporation to Acquire Puget Sound Bancorp, Inc.

2017-07-27 prnewswire
OLYMPIA and BELLEVUE, Wash., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation ("Heritage") (NASDAQ: HFWA) and Puget Sound Bancorp, Inc. ("Puget Sound") (OTCQB: PUGB) jointly announced today the signing of a definitive agreement under which Heritage will acquire Puget Sound in an all stock transaction valued at approximately $126.1 million, or $35.84 per share, based on the closing price of Heritage common stock of $27.

Heritage Bank announces new commercial banking team in Portland, Oregon

2017-07-20 prnewswire
OLYMPIA, Wash., July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Bank ("Company" or "Heritage"), subsidiary of Heritage Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: HFWA), is pleased to announce the addition of a new commercial banking team in downtown Portland, Oregon. The new team includes Emily Leach, Kristen Connor, Doug White, Kathy Swift, Joanie Miller, and Sheldon Alexander.

Household debt sees Australian banks downgraded again

2017-06-19 abc.net.au
Global ratings agency Moody's has downgraded the big four banks and eight other institutions over fears about the housing market.

Slain Queensland police officer Brett Forte's wife supported killer's ex: report

2017-06-06 smh.com.au
Slain policeman Brett Forte's wife had reportedly spent months supporting the ex-grilfriend of the man who killed her husband.

Heritage Bank client and employee both win awards from U.S. Small Business Administration

2017-05-05 prnewswire
OLYMPIA, Wash., May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: HFWA), parent company of Heritage Bank, announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration ("SBA") 2017 Seattle District Family-Owned Small Business of the Year was recently awarded to Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar, a client of Heritage Bank. SBA also named Addie Roberge, a SBA Commercial Lender at Heritage, as the 2017 Financial Services Advocate of the Year.

Why regions must be part of Brisbane's New World City mission

2017-05-01 theage.com.au
Young businessperson of the year 2016 Jock Fairweather is a man many see as the future of Brisbane's business ecosystem as it moves to become a "New World City". At 27, he calls himself "el capitano" of Little Tokyo Two, the company managing space at The Capital, a hub for startup businesses which opened early this year with the support of $5 million of ratepayers' money. In a three-part series, the city's innovation "captain" puts his thoughts on the line to explain how he thinks Southeast Queensland can be the next centre for global startup enterprise.

Why regions must be part of Brisbane's New World City mission

2017-05-01 smh.com.au
Young businessperson of the year 2016 Jock Fairweather is a man many see as the future of Brisbane's business ecosystem as it moves to become a "New World City". At 27, he calls himself "el capitano" of Little Tokyo Two, the company managing space at The Capital, a hub for startup businesses which opened early this year with the support of $5 million of ratepayers' money. In a three-part series, the city's innovation "captain" puts his thoughts on the line to explain how he thinks Southeast Queensland can be the next centre for global startup enterprise.