First Internet Bancorp was formed in 2006 to be the holding company for First Internet Bank of Indiana (First IB). Launched in 1999, the bank was the first state-chartered, FDIC-insured institution to operate solely via the Internet. It now operates two locations in Indianapolis after adding one via its 2007 purchase of Landmark Financial (the parent of Landmark Savings Bank), a deal that also brought aboard residential mortgage brokerage Landmark Mortgage. First IB offers traditional checking and savings accounts in addition to CDs, IRAs, credit and check cards, consumer installment and residential mortgage loans, and lines of credit. It serves customers in all 50 states.
Deutsche Postbank is claiming its post as one of Germany's leading retail banks. Spun off from postal service provider Deutsche Post in 2004, the bank offers deposits, loans and mortgages, asset management, insurance, and commercial finance, including factoring and leasing services, through more than 850 branches; it also offers some services through post office locations. The bank performs payment processing services as well, with rivals including Deutsche Bank among its biggest customers. Outside Germany, Deutsche Postbank offers banking services in Luxembourg and structured finance products to companies in North America. Deutsche Bank controls just over half of the bank.
One of Spain's top banks (after giants Banco Santander and BBVA), Banco Popular offers commercial and retail banking services through more than 2,200 branches. It operates mainly at home, where it specializes in commercial loans to small and midsized businesses. Non-banking offerings include mutual funds, asset management, life insurance, factoring, and securities brokerage. Banco Popular also owns Banco Popular Portugal and mortgage bank Banco Popular Hipotecario, and it owns a 60% stake in private bank Popular Banca Privada. (Dexia owns the rest.) The bank also sells property/casualty coverage by German insurer Allianz.
Southern Connecticut Bancorp is the holding company for The Bank of Southern Connecticut, which serves greater New Haven from about five locations. The bank offers standard deposit products, such as checking and savings accounts, CDs, and IRAs. It is mainly a business lender, with operating loans and commercial loans secured by real estate comprising about 90% of the company's loan portfolio. Construction, consumer installment, and home equity loans round out its lending activities. Southern Connecticut Bancorp and Naugatuck Valley Financial called off plans to merge in 2010.
Ocean Shore Holding owns Ocean City Home Bank, a community thrift serving New Jersey's Atlantic and Cape May counties where gaming and tourism thrive. Through about 10 locations, the bank offers individuals, businesses, and government entities such standard fare as checking and savings accounts, CDs, and money market accounts. Residential mortgages, including loans secured by second homes and rental properties, account for more than 80% of the company's loan portfolio. Subsidiary Seashore Financial sells investment and insurance products.
Shore Bancshares sits on the edge of the banking ocean. The institution is the holding company for three bank subsidiaries: The Centreville National Bank of Maryland; The Talbot Bank of Easton, Maryland; and The Felton Bank. Combined, the banks operate about 20 branches serving individuals and businesses in the Maryland counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne, and Talbot, as well as in Kent County, Delaware. The company sells insurance through subsidiaries The Avon-Dixon Agency and Elliott Wilson Insurance. Jack Martin & Associates, acquired in 2007, offers marine insurance products.
Uwharrie Capital Corp operates as the holding company for the Bank of Stanly that provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in North Carolina. It offers various deposit products, including personal and commercial checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. The company also provides various loans, such as commercial loans and various consumer-type loans to individuals, including installment loans, mortgage loans, equity lines of credit, and overdraft checking credit.
Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited has more than 550 branches throughout Thailand; almost half are in the Bangkok area. It also operates overseas branches in Hong Kong, Laos, and the Cayman Islands. Serving individuals and small to midsized businesses, the bank offers deposit, lending, insurance, and investment services. For corporations, it performs investment banking and trading services as well. The bank also provides deposit, trade, and investment services to other financial institutions. Bank of Ayudhya was founded in 1945 in Thailand's Ayudhya province. General Electric Capital owns about a third of the bank; Thai NVDR Co., owned by The Stock Exchange of Thailand, holds some 15%.
IFC's Purpose is to create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives by
Promoting open and competitive markets in developing countries.Supporting companies and other private sector partners where there is a gap.Helping generate productive jobs and deliver essential services to the underserved.Catalyzing and mobilizing other sources of finance for private enterprise development. To achieve its Purpose, IFC offers development-impact solutions through firm-level interventions (direct investments, advisory services, and the IFC Asset Management Company); standard-setting; and business enabling environment work.
Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $80 billion at September 30, 2010. Its primary subsidiary, Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service commercial bank providing an array of financial services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, and major corporations. The bank operated 397 banking offices in California, Oregon, Washington and Texas and two international offices, on September 30, 2010.
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