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 […]

The Best Banks to Work For — under $3 billion of assets


  By Laura Alix, Kate Fitzgerald, Joel Berg November 9, 2021 12:01 AM The Best Banks to Work For with under $3 billion of assets often have to do more with less, compared with their larger competitors. That can put a lot of extra stress and pressure on employees, especially amid all the disruption caused by the COVID-19 […]

Steinmetz recalls effort to weather COVID-19 financial storm


  Special to the Avalanche-Journal Published 1:09 pm CT Sept. 24, 2021 In the midst of the 2020 global recession sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, when big banks were wary of issuing loans to small and mid-sized businesses through the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program, Vista Bank, a small century-old community bank led by CEO John Steinmetz, […]

Russian/Ukraine Cyber Threat Alert


  Author: TJ Hurt, Vice President of Information Security at Vista Bank CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) have released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) highlighting regular targeting of U.S. companies from nation-states and Internet-based special interest groups (hacktivists). These bad actors often take advantage of conflict, natural disasters, […]