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Banking and Finance - 12.16.2013

First Fidelity completes Arizona bank acquisition

Oklahoma City-based First Fidelity Bank's president and CEO, Lee Symcox, announced the bank closed on its merger with an Arizona bank. The acquisition was first announced in August. Read more
Banking and Finance - 10.04.2013

Oklahoma bank set to grow

On Nov. 15, Oklahoma City-based Stillwater National Bank and Trust Co. will bring Bank of Kansas into the fold and consolidate all Southwest Bancorp Inc.'s banks into the same national charter. On Nov. 16, all of Southwest's banks, which includes the Bank of Kansas and Stillwater, will all operate under the name Bank SNB and operate under the same national charter. Read more
Banking and Finance - 09.05.2013

First Fidelity acquires Arizona bank

First Fidelity Bank has acquired a failed bank in Arizona—and nearly all of its assets, including six branch locations in Phoenix—for an undisclosed sum. Read more
Banking and Finance - 05.30.2013

For the Long haul

Advisers warn against short-term thinking

Ron Shaw grew up in a household with a circled calendar on the wall. Read more
Banking and Finance - 05.30.2013

Strategy is key

Old-school investing takes a hit

Harry Markowitz, born in 1927, is considered the father of the Modern Portfolio Theory. In a nutshell, diversifying your risk by spreading your money across various investments was the only proven financial winner. Read more
Banking and Finance - 05.30.2013

Fear factor

Investing in a retirement account can be scary, but starting early can help alleviate those fears

On the NBC hit prime-time show Fear Factor, contestants brave their worst fears for a chance at a big cash prize. Read more
Banking and Finance - 02.21.2013

No gambling allowed

Native son helps tribes cash in on gaming revenues

Being part Chickasaw doesn’t help John Fryrear do a better job for his clients, but it does help him relate to them better. And that’s why tribes come to him for help managing money. Read more
Banking and Finance - 07.19.2012

Yukon bank celebrates 100th anniversary

Your Neighborhood Bank celebrated 100 years of service in Central Oklahoma on July 12. Based in Yukon, the family-operated and family-owned bank began in 1912 with a capital stock of $25,000, survived the stock crash of 1929, the Great Depression, World War II, and the oil bust and bank failures of the 1980s.

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Banking and Finance - 07.18.2012

BancFirst reports earnings

BancFirst Corp. reported net income of $11.7 million, or 76 cents diluted earnings per share, for the second quarter of 2012, compared to net income of $10.1 million, or 65 cents diluted earnings per share, for the second quarter of 2011. Read more
Banking and Finance - 02.15.2012

Coppermark Bank recognized at the NW OKC Chamber banquet

Coppermark Bank was recently named to the NW Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce’s Business Hall of Fame at the Chamber’s annual awards banquet. Read more
Banking and Finance - 01.19.2012

BancFirst Corporation reports fourth quarter earnings

For the fourth quarter of 2011, BancFirst Corporation reported net income of $11.6 million, an increase of 14.0% over the $10.2 million earned in the same period a year ago.
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Banking and Finance - 12.14.2011

Farmers Insurance named Business of the Year by the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Farmers Insurance was recognized at a special dinner event on December 2nd  and presented with an award for Business of the Year through the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Read more
Banking and Finance - 11.22.2011

Taking a swipe

Smaller banks welcome even playing field

Swipe fees”: It’s a dirty little phrase in the banking industry. Read more
Banking and Finance - 07.26.2011

MidFirst Bank reports second quarter earnings

MidFirst Bank reported July 25 that for the second quarter its earnings were $68.9 million. Read more