Accounting & Auditing Firms
AARCS (Accounting, Audit & Reporting Consulting Services) is a consulting firm established to meet the unique and specialized needs of the community banking industry. Our clients receive services that are customized to the requirements of each engagement in areas including Financial Reporting, Risk Management, Internal and External Audit Assistance, Compliance and Strategic Planning. AARCS LLC was founded by Kaveh Varjavand, CPA, in 2013. Kaveh has been serving the financial services industry, primarily community banks in California, for more 28 years.
Moss Adams LLP
Moss Adams LLPFounded in 1913, Moss Adams is the largest accounting and consulting firm headquartered in the West. The firm has 21 locations in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and New Mexico and provides a wide array of services to more than 200 community banks, thrifts, mortgage companies, and other financial institutions.
Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co.
VTD provides audit and tax services to community banks.
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Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
The federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco delivers products such as fixed and adjustable rate advances up to 30 years; imbedded or stand-alone caps and floors; stanby letters of credit and community investment programs to financial institutions headquartered in Arizona, California and Nevada.
Pacific Coast Bankers' Bank
PCBB has been providing products and services to hundreds of community banks across the nation since 1997. Our platform is very broad and relevant to assisting clients in meeting industry challenges. Consulting services include robust reporting and analyses around ALLL, credit stress testing and ALM, all of which have been thoroughly examined by state and federal regulators across the country. We also offer loan pricing and client profitability services based on RAROC to assist clients in obtaining the appropriate rate of return from each customer. We also have products that can assist your bank in growing the loan portfolio, managing your cost of funds, conducting international activities and others. In short, PCBB’s unique product set is specifically designed to assist community bank clients in managing risk and maximizing profitability.
Union Bank headquartered in Los Angeles with approximately $80 Billion in assests, is a full service correspondent bank offering a complete array of correspondent banking services to community banks.
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Data/Item Processing/Software Solutions
A La Mode, Inc.
Celebrating 28 years as a mission-critical workflow technology leader in the real estate and mortgage industries, a la mode's flagship product for the lending industry is its Mercury Network, the nation's premiere valuation Vendor Management Platform with over 20,000 transactions a day.
More mortgage professionals choose Calyx Software as their mortgage lending platform than any other system. Calyx has become the clear industry leader by helping our clients maximize profitability through use of high-performance, affordable software solutions that streamline and optimize compliant loan processes from within one system of record.
CheckAlt is a Check 21 application and processing provider for financial institutions and businesses. CheckAlt assists financial institutions in more efficiently processing their items from all capture points within the bank or credit union, and in attracting and retaining business customers with innovative white label payment solutions. Additionally, CheckAlt offers easy-to-integrate APIs for mobile and web developers that want to accept Check 21 payments. Products include eChecks, Item Processing, Remote Deposit Capture (RDC), Mobile Capture, Mobile Payments, eCommerce, Lockbox Services, Bill Payments, Point of Sale, Duplicate Detection, Statement Rendering, and Electronic Bill Presentment.
D+H is a leading provider of secure and reliable technology solutions to domestic and global financial institutions with a reputation for being a trusted partner that helps clients build deeper, more profitable relationships with their customers based on rich industry and market insight, and consumer knowledge. Approximately 7,000 banks, specialty lenders, community banks and credit unions rely on D+H to deliver solutions across three broad service areas: Banking Technology Solutions, Lending Solutions, and Payments Solutions. Our integrated, compliant technology solutions enable clients to grow, compete, and optimize their operations, while our forward looking approach helps them stay ahead of the market. Contact Kevin Paugh, Strategic Alliance Sales Manager or Stacey Leone, Director, PR & Events at (407) 804-6653 for more information.
Celebrating 25 years of partnership and service to the financial services industry, Fiserv is a leader in financial services technology solutions, driving innovation in Payments, Processing Services, Risk & Compliance, Customer & Channel Management, and Insights & Optimization.
FPS GOLD provides superior data processing services to the banking industry. Its fundamental philosophy of providing a totally integrated solution includes a complete suite of Internet/Mobile, Treasury Management, Loan Servicing, Loan Origination, Deposit/Teller Servicing, Branch/Merchant Capture, Payment and ATM Processing, Accounting, Ad/hoc reporting, Customer Profitability, and Relationship Banking products that increase profits, productivity, and cross selling. FPS is an industry leader with client representation all throughout the country.
Jack Henry & Associates Inc.
Jack Henry Banking™ serves 1,500+ banks with core and complementary solutions, unmatched service, leading-edge technology, in-house and outsourced alternatives, and integrity-based client relationships.
Vcheck Global provides flat-rate borrower due diligence background checks, document retrieval, and troubled loan asset searches of both businesses and individuals anywhere in the world. Our 15 years experience and quality sources help protect you by providing more information about the people and companies you do business with.
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Employee Benefits & Consulting Services
BFS Group provides and manages supplemental benefit plans for top executives and directors so that banks can attract, retain and reward the individual talent that drives their success.
Corrigan & Company
Corrigan & Company works exclusively with financial institutions primarily in the Western United States to design and administer Executive and Director Long-Term Compensation Programs funded by life insurance (COLI/BOLI). Over the past twenty years, we have developed programs for over 150 financial institutions (banks, thrifts and insurance companies) financed by over two billion dollars of corporate-owned life insurance. Corrigan & Company is a member firm of the M Financial Group and is a long-time leader in this highly specialized market. sss
M Benefit Solutions - Bank Strategies
M Benefit Solutions - Bank Strategies is the ICBA Preferred Service Provider of design and financing alternatives for executive and director benefits and Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI). As a leader in the field, M Benefit Solutions - Bank Strategies helps clients effectively attract, retain, reward and retire their best and brightest people.
Pearl Meyer & Partners
For more than 25 years, Pearl Meyer & Partners (www.pearlmeyer.com) has been a trusted independent advisor to Boards and senior management in compensation governance, strategy and program design. The firm works with hundreds of banks, from de novo to large regional banks, on their specific business, regulatory, human resource and compensation needs. The firm has offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose, as well as London.
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Financial Services & Consulting
Elan Financial Services
Elan Financial Services has been a trusted provider of agent banking partner solutions for more than 40 years. With services such as ATM and debit processing, ATM Outsourcing, surcharge-free ATM networks and kiosks, end-to-end credit card solutions and prepaid card solutions, Elan can help your organization increase revenue and efficiencies.
Informa Research Services
Informa Research Services (www.informars.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Informa PLC (www.informa.com). Informa Research Services has been in business over 30 years, and is the premier provider of competitive intelligence, market research, mystery shopping and compliance testing to the financial industry.
Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC
Promontory helps financial institutions of all sizes thrive. Promontory Network members use its solutions ̶ Bank Assetpoint®, Insured Cash Sweep®, or ICS®, CDARS®, IND®, and Yankee Sweep® ̶ to source new asset opportunities, diversify their asset portfolios, reduce collateral requirements, purchase funding, and build multi-million-dollar relationships. Visit promnetwork.com or contact Reg Truman at (866) 776-6426 ext. 3448 or Kevin Shaner ext. 3442 to find out how Promontory can help your bank manage its balance sheet more profitably.
RLR Management Consulting, Inc.
RLR Management Consulting, Inc. (RLR) is a nationwide consulting firm focused on providing high quality consulting assistance to Banks in the areas of Corporate Strategy, Organizational Analysis, Operations, Project Management, Regulatory Compliance, Loan Services, Payments, and Information Technology.
Young & Associates, Inc.
Young & Associates, Inc. is a team of management consultants that has provided consulting, outsourcing, and educational services to community financial institutions nationwide and overseas since 1978. We offer a wide array of products and services, covering all the major areas of banking, such as risk management, capital planning, strategic planning, liquidity planning, mergers and acquisitions, branching and expansion, internal audit, loan review, IT, human resources, and regulatory compliance.
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Financial Guaranty Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Financial Guaranty Insurance Brokers, Inc. (FGIB) was founded in 1983, providing insurance services for financial institutions, focusing on community banks, lending institutions, and mortgage banks, giving them access to multiple insurance companies, thus providing them with competitive quotes and broad coverages.
IBIS specializes in providing insurance for community banks and their insurance brokers. With 35 years experience insuring only community banks and their unique risks, IBIS is widely recognized as industry experts. We are one of the largest writers of community bank risk in the country.
InterWest Insurance, as one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in California, has been handling the insurance needs of financial institutions for over 40 years. We handle all aspects of a bank’s insurance program including D&O, Bond, Property Casualty, Benefits and BOLI.
Partners Advantage Insurance Services, LLC
Partners Advantage is a top independent marketing organization that works to create new, and strengthen existing insurance profit centers inside of community banks. We provide products, advisors, unmatched training and systems to help generate revenue for partnering firms. We help community banks generate more commission income to help mitigate the dependency on interest income. For interest in a strategic alliance, contact Nathan Schmitz at (951) 977-2689.
Travelers Insurance Company
Travelers has been insuring financial institutions since 1890. We currently offer a wide range of commercial insurance coverages through Travelers SelectOne for Community Banks, our extensive product portfolio designed specifically for financial institutions. This flexible product line includes coverage options to address the financial institution Bond, Directors & Officers Liability, Trust Errors & Omissions, Lenders Liability, Bankers Professional Liability, Property, General Liability, Automobile, Workers Compensation, e-banking exposures and much more.
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FTN Financial is an industry leader in fixed income sales, trading and strategies for institutional customers in the U.S. and abroad. FTN Financial also provides investment services and balance sheet management solutions. With an average daily trading volume of $5+ billion, FTN has transacted business over the past 24 months with approximately 1/3 of all domestic depository institutions, and approximately 1/2 of banks with investment portfolios over $100 million. FTN Financial is also a leading underwriter of callable agency debt and a top performer in the overall agency market with maturities of 18 months and longer. FTN Financial has 21 offices worldwide.
ICBA Securities provides community bankers with quality investment products, services and education, including bond trade execution, deposit gathering, bond accounting and safekeeping, transaction analysis, Performance Profiles, and research assistance. Hundreds of community banks manage their A/L via our proprietary Risk Manager product. Through Vining Sparks Interest Rate Products, we offer hedging strategies to offset rate risk exposures. The Community Bank Advisory Group provides M&A assistance and bank valuation services. Also, our Loan Trading group purchases and sells bulk packages of various loan products. ICBA Securities has a unique, formal agreement to return all of its earnings to either state associations or its parent, the ICBA, in the form of royalties and dividends.
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) is the largest full-service investment bank that specializes exclusively in the financial services sector. Founded in 1962, the firm is recognized as a leading authority on financial services companies. KBW’s focus includes banking companies, insurance companies, real estate and REITs, broker/dealers, mortgage banks, asset management companies, and specialty finance firms. The firm has established industry-leading positions in the areas of research, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and sales and trading for financial services companies.
Sandler O'Neill & Partners
Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. is recognized throughout the United States as a leader in providing the full suite of investment banking, advisory, balance sheet management, brokerage and research services to financial institutions and their investors.
The KeyState Companies
KeyState has been serving community banks for over 20 years. Our services include Asset & Liability Consulting, Captive Insurance Company Management, Municipal Bond Credit Reviews, and Bank Portfolio Advisory Services (thru our affiliate, KeyState Advisory, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm). KeyState’s experienced team of investment officers, consultants, and analysts work hand-in-hand with a bank’s executive team and their tax, legal, and accounting/audit advisors to provide bottom line solutions.
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Bank Intelligence Solutions from Fiserv
The Bank Intelligence Solution is the only online advisory solution for financial institutions, serving clients throughout the United States. They help organizations maximize franchise value by enhancing their ability to make strategic decisions affecting profitability enhancement and franchise growth.
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Dodd•Mason•George LLP advises California community banks and holding companies on corporate, securities and regulatory matters including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and registration filings, compensation and benefit arrangements, and governance issues.
Gary Steven Findley & Associates
Gary Steven Findley & Associates specializes in representing independent financial institutions operating in the Western United States. The firm represents over 50 independent financial institutions (the largest independent financial clientele of any law firm in California).
At Herron, we’re known the country over as the "go-everywhere appraisal company" because we provide a diverse range of services from Coast to Coast, from commercial and industrial appraisals to litigation and support. We have more than 20 full-time appraisers on staff to assist our clients with valuations of a wide range of property types, from shopping centers and retail buildings to special-purposes properties such as car washes, hotels, and gas stations. Our Litigation Support Division offers services to lawyers, accountants, and other professionals in need of special analytical expertise.
Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren, LLP
Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren, LLP, a boutique banking law firm, provides a full range of legal services to community banks, including their holding companies and subsidiaries, in a highly professional and cost-effective manner.
King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, LLP
King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner handles a sophisticated practice with particular emphasis and expertise in entertainment law, complex business and intellectual property litigation, real estate, business, banking and corporate finance. The Firm is dedicated to providing legal services of the highest quality in a timely manner.
Kraft Opich LLP
Kraft Opich, LLP is a law firm, located in the Sacramento area, that specializes in representing Banks and other lenders in all aspects of commercial and real estate lending, from documenting complex real estate and commercial loan transactions, loan restructures and workouts, and enforcement of lender’s rights and remedies in both state court and bankruptcy court.
Michelman & Robinson, LLP
M&R is a national law firm with offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Sacramento and New York. The Firm specializes in Banking, Financial Services & Bankruptcy, Commercial & Business Litigation, Real Estate, Employment Law, Health Care, Insurance, Corporate & Securities, and Environmental Law.
Tisdale & Nicholson LLP
As a full service law firm to our financial institution clients, Tisdale & Nicholson LLP's transactional lawyers provide regulatory, corporate, securities and real estate transactional work while their litigation lawyers provide representation in state and federal civil courts and before the financial institution and securities administrative agencies.
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Advance Restaurant Finance, LLC
Advance Restaurant Finance, LLC (“ARF”), started in July of 2001, is a licensed California lender (# 603 7958) that provides direct short term commercial financing to the restaurant/hospitality industry; and, that supports community bank partners in making restaurant/hospitality small business loans in all 50 states through marketing and servicing relationships. Acting as a third party service provider, ARF facilitates the origination of, pre-underwriting and servicing of a restaurant/hospitality commercial loan portfolio on behalf of its banking partners. Additionally, ARF credit enhances the portfolio mitigating risk to the bank partner and insuring the bank enjoys a robust return.
Bankers Fidelity Capital Advisors
BFCA acts as an "outsource" to the Independent Banking community providing funding solutions for those loan requests that the banker is unable to fund because they fall outside the banker's lending "box". Solutions include home loans, commercial, industrial, and multifamily real estate loans, private equity as well as business lending solutions such as asset-based lending, accts. receivable financing, and factoring.
Holman Capital Corporation
Holman Capital specializes in originating and funding tax-exempt and taxable debt solutions issued by the federal government, state & local governments, universities, and hospitals. We finance their essential purpose capital equipment, real property, infrastructure, and technology needs. Holman Capital manages the process from inception to close to provide its investment partners with high credit quality public sector loans at attractive yields. We match local investors with local borrowers to assist them with reinvesting capital in their communities. Holman Capital provides its banking partners with pricing intelligence, credit expertise, and new loan volume to build a diversified public finance portfolio.
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Merchant Card Processing/Checks
UMS Banking provides a variety of financial products designed to create a total Payment Processing Package that enables banks to offer their commercial customers a broad range of payment processing options backed by superior service at competitive rates.
Vantiv, LLC is one of the largest providers of payment strategies and technology solutions for financial institutions and businesses worldwide. Formed in 1971 and most recently known as Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC, the Company builds strategic partnerships with its customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Vantiv, LLC is a joint venture between Advent International and Fifth Third Bank, a subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB).Vantiv, LLC supports more than 400,000 merchant and financial institution locations and 12,000 ATMs in 46 states and 8 countries. The company processes more than 11.4 billion ATM and POS transactions and nearly $400 billion in debit and credit sales volume annually.
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