Banking & Financial Services


Academy Bank Parent Purchases KCB Bank

[caption id="attachment_22007" align="alignleft" width="480"] KCB Bank headquarters, in Kearney.[/caption] Academy Bank is growing in the Northland with the purchase off KCB Bank and its six branches there in various cities, as well as Bonner Springs. Dickinson Financial Corp. (DFC), Academy's… more

The 2019 Ingram’s 100: Food for Thought

Agribusiness-heavy at the top, the Ingram’s 100 list is remade after some of Kansas City’s largest private companies are acquired by national and global enterprises.        As if anyone needed evidence of Kansas City’s role in the worldwide… more

Regional Banking: On Solid Foundations

Earlier this year, a commentary in Forbes took note of how major national banks had a stranglehold on growth in that sector, wielding consumer-friendly tech tools to secure nearly half of all new deposit-account openings last year—despite having less than… more

Joe Close Promoted to President at Country Club Bank

Country Club Bank recently announced several executive personnel changes, the biggest being Joe Close's promotion to president, in an increasingly competitive Kansas City banking environment. Close, formerly Metro regional president and chair of the regional presidents' council, takes the title… more

Bank of Blue Valley Merging into Morrill & Janes

The parent companies of two prominent Johnson County banks, Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Co. and Bank of Blue Valley, have reached a merger agreement that will allow M&J parent Heartland Financial USA to acquire Bank of Blue Valley.… more

Raymond James to Open Kansas City Location

With each new year comes new businesses to the region, and already this week, Raymond James announced that it is expanding to Kansas City. Located on Walnut St. in Downtown Kansas City, Greg Vahrenberg will be the managing director of… more

New Ranking: Peter Mallouk Named to List of Most Powerful People in Global Finance

Sandwiched between Anthony Scaramucci and Mark Zuckerberg, Creative Planning President Peter Mallouk has been named to the Worth 100 Most Powerful Men and Women in Global Finance. With Scaramucci at 100 and Zuckerberg at 98, Mallouk took 99. This is… more

UMB Turns to Rine After Hagedorn’s Departure

The parent of UMB Bank needed less than a week to identify its next leader following the unexpected resignation of Mike Hagedorn as CEO a week ago. UMB Financial Corp. has elevated veteran banker Jim Rine to that role, effective… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

A Clarion Call for Young Investors

You’ve probably heard that wealth-management dictum about the need to save early in life. To wit, that someone who starts saving in the 10 years before turning 30—and then stops those contributions altogether, but earns 6 percent on that investment… more