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First Federal Bank of Louisiana, FHLB Dallas Award Third Grant to Project Build a Future

February 14 – The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and member institution First Federal Bank of Louisiana (FFBLA) have awarded a $4,000 grant to Project Build a Future (PBAF), an affordable housing nonprofit. It marks the charity’s third grant for a total of $8,000 since 2014 through FHLB Dallas’ Partnership Grant Program (PGP). The recent grant will be used in the construction of six homes at V.E. Washington Street and Broad Street in Lake Charles.

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First Merchants Corporation and the Arlington Bank Announce the Signing of a Definitive Merger Agreement

January 27 – First Merchants Corporation, First Merchants Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Merchants Corporation, and The Arlington Bank have executed a definitive merger agreement whereby The Arlington Bank will merge with and into First Merchants Bank.

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Wells Fargo Announces New Structure for Its International Business

January 23 – Seeking to better align its international banking services with the customers they serve, Wells Fargo & Company has announced that its International Group will be integrated into other Wholesale Banking business lines, enhancing how they serve middle market, corporate and financial institution customers doing business globally.

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The First Bancshares Acquires Iberville Bank and Gulf Coast Community Bank

January 6 –  The First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, (www.thefirstbank.com) has acquired Gulf Coast Community Bank, based in Pensacola, FL and Iberville Bank, based in Plaquemine, LA.

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Mabrey Bank Outsources IT Infrastructure and Core Processing to Jack Henry & Associates

December 14 – Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its Jack Henry Banking division announced that Mabrey Bank has migrated its IT infrastructure and core processing to an outsourced delivery model with ProfitStars’ Gladiator Hosted Network Solutions and JHA OutLink Processing Services.

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TCF Bank Raises $150,000 for Susan G. Komen® to Fight Breast Cancer

November 28 – TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE: TCB), has announced it raised nearly $150,000 during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to benefit Susan G. Komen®. TCF Bank team members and customers donated funds at 146 branches in Illinois and Wisconsin to support Susan G. Komen’s efforts to save lives, ensure quality care and find a cure for breast cancer. Team member and customer donations will remain in the communities served by Susan G. Komen affiliates in Chicago and Peoria, Ill. and in Wisconsin.

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First Tennessee Bank Goes Live with D3 Banking

November 17 – D3 Banking, an innovator in data-driven digital banking, has announced that First Tennessee Bank has successfully gone live on its digital banking platform, migrating nearly 500,000 digital customers. The platform will help the bank reduce cost and complexity, offer a consistent, personalized experience to their customers and create new and innovative services in a state-of-the-art digital environment.

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Banks Honored for Ingenuity and Technology Strategy

November 11 – Computer Services, Inc., a provider of end-to-end financial technology solutions, honored three banks for their outstanding approach to technology and service as part of the company’s fourth annual Seeing Business Differently Awards. Illinois National Bank, Salin Bank and Truxton Trust were selected as this year’s winning institutions and were recognized during CSI Customer Conference 2016.

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Wells Fargo History Museum Opens in Des Moines

November 11 – Wells Fargo & Company has opened a new history museum in downtown Des Moines. The 5,500-square-foot attraction is the company’s 12th history museum nationwide and the first one Wells Fargo has opened since 2011.

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Citi Launches Global API Developer Hub to Enable Open Banking

November 11 – Citi has announced the launch of a new global API Developer Hub (developer.citi.com) to rapidly connect with developers and enable them to build innovative client solutions faster than ever before. The global developer platform is one of the most comprehensive to date in the financial services industry.

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