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Republic First Bank closes, sells to Fulton Bank 

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Pennsylvania-based Fulton Bank, National Association of Lancaster, has agreed to assume most of the deposits and assets of Republic First Bank , which state regulators seized on Friday to “protect depositors.” The bank had 766 loan officers as of Monday, according to the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS).

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U.S. Bank appoints new retail lending leader

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Bank appointed John Hummel to lead its East market for retail home lending. Bank, will now oversee a team of 750 sales managers and mortgage loan officers responsible for generating $7 billion in originations, according to a news release. Bank is a consumer and business banking company owned by US Bancorp.

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Flagstar Bank makes changes to TPO leadership

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Flagstar Bank has made changes to its third-party origination (TPO) channel leadership. Hoffman has spent more than 30 years in mortgage banking, 22 of them at Flagstar, where he started as an account executive. TPO is the bank’s main source of mortgages. Last year’s volume declined 29.5% billion last year, down 41.6%

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First Federal Bank to acquire Watson Mortgage Corp.

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Florida-based First Federal Bank announced on Thursday that it struck a deal to acquire Watson Mortgage Corp., First Federal Bank has 25 branches in the Southeast and operations in the Midwest, including mortgage centers in Jacksonville, Florida ; Alpharetta, Georgia; Madison, Wisconsin; and Overland Park , Kansas.

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NexTier Bank to acquire Mars Bank

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NexTier , the holding company of NexTier Bank , will acquire Mars Bancorp , the holding company of Mars Bank. The combined company and branch locations will operate under the NexTier Bank brand, both banks said in a release Thursday. With the acquisition, NexTier Bank will have total assets in excess of $2.6

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FDIC settles with Arkansas bank over alleged violations, including for reverse mortgages

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FDIC) this month announced a settlement with Arkansas-based Bank of England over alleged violations of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The bank has been issued an order to pay a civil penalty of $1.5

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‘There will be bank failures,’ Fed chief tells lawmakers

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In remarks made Thursday to the Senate Banking Committee this week, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said he expects some U.S. banks to fail in the coming months because of declining values and defaults in their commercial real estate loan portfolios. There will be bank failures, but not the big banks.”

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