Vista Bancshares, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Charis Holdings, Inc.

Yahoo Finance April 2, 2023 at 7:30 AM CDT Dallas, Texas, April 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Within 61 days of filing the definitive agreement, Vista Bancshares, Inc. (“Vista”), the holding company for Vista Bank, received regulatory approval to acquire Charis Holdings, Inc. (“Charis”) and its subsidiary, Charis Bank.  Today Vista Bank announced that it has […]

Don’t bank on the next collapse happening in Texas


By Holden Wilen  –  Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal Mar 14, 2023 Financial executives around DFW have a similar message: The next bank failure isn’t likely to occur in the Lone Star State — for a number of reasons. North Texas bankers remain confident their institutions will not face the same fate as two banks in California and […]

How to Keep Corporate Accounts Safe Amid Bank Collapse Jitters

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By Arianne Cohen Bloomberg March 23, 2023 at 9:00 AM CDT Following the failures of US banks Silvergate Capital Corp., Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, executives and business owners are realizing their corporate accounts aren’t necessarily insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. “I don’t think entrepreneurs and executives were paying attention to that,” says corporate accountant John Pennett, a partner […]

After latest rate hike, here’s where the minds of North Texas bankers are at


By Holden Wilen  –  Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal Mar 23, 2023 North Texas bankers may have expected the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again on Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean they had to be happy about it. The Fed, as expected, nudged the target for the federal funds rate up by a quarter of a point to a range […]

Following the SVB collapse, are banks in Texas at risk?


By Natalie Walters  Dallas Morning News 6:00 AM on Mar 15, 2023 The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank sent ripples through the banking world, causing stocks like Comerica’s to fall as investors looked to guard themselves against a potential domino effect. The fast pace of interest rate hikes has stressed banks across the U.S., creating a higher risk of […]

Middle Market 50: Meet the emerging midsize companies in North Texas

By Rob Schneider  – Managing Editor – Events, Dallas Business Journal Jul 29, 2020, 2:36pm There are 23 new companies on our 2020 list of the fastest-growing middle market companies in North Texas. The Dallas Business Journal’s sixth annual Middle Market 50 list honors the fastest-growing private and publish companies based in Dallas-Fort Worth with annual revenue between […]

Vista Bancshares, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Charis Holdings, Inc.


DALLAS, TEXAS, Jan. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vista Bancshares, Inc. (“Vista”), the holding company for Vista Bank, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Charis Holdings, Inc. (“Charis”) and its subsidiary, Charis Bank. Working with Charis’ historically strong core deposit base in a high-growth market and partnering with their well-respected, community-leading […]

Vista Bank named ICBA’s Top Lenders of 2022

By Ed Avis | July 1, 2022 Last year, community bank loan producers were faced with both record-low interest rates and a glut of deposits. But as they always do, they came through for individuals and businesses in their communities with a combination of personalized service and prudent risk management practices. Here, we highlight some of […]

Vista Bank teaches them young, to let them lead the way

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  Vista Bank’s Director of Community Development & Outreach, Lubbock Smith III, Photo By: Ray Johnson Author: Dallas Weekly April 9, 2022 April is financial literacy month, and Vista Bank kicks off strong with a stop by David Daniels Elementary Academy of Math and Science to talk to the youth.  Vista Bank’s Director of Community Development & Vista […]

John D. Steinmetz Named Dallas500 CEO

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D MAGAZINE | Dallas 500 | DCEO  John D. SteinmetzVice Chairman, President and CEOVista Bank When John D. Steinmetz took the helm of Vista Bank in 2014, it was focused primarily on agriculture lending. He cites “leaving a comfortable job with a great company to assist the founding family of a 97-year-old-bank in a total […]