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We’re celebrating 15 consecutive 5-Star ratings from BauerFinancial

march bauerIndependent rating and research firm BauerFinancialscreen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am has released its March 2017 bank ratings, giving Grandpoint Bank and its divisions, Regents Bank, Bank of Tucson and The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, a fifteenth consecutive quarterly 5-Star rating for strength, stability and soundness.

Based on December 31, 2016 financial data filed with the government, only banks BauerFinancial considers to be the strongest in the nation earn the 5-Star rating. Four- and five-star banks appear on BauerFinancial’s Recommended Report.

BauerFinancial has rated banks since 1983 and is regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service.” Banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated.

Criteria for earning the 5-Star rating include the strength of the institution’s capital ratios, profitability/loss trends, the level of delinquent loans and repossessed assets, the market versus book value of the investment portfolio, regulatory supervisory agreements, the community reinvestment rating (CRA) and liquidity.

Thank you to all our wonderful clients for your business and your trust. We’re a 5-Star bank because we work with 5-Star clients.

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Hanaa Zahran: An Influential Woman

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Congratulations to Hanaa Zahran, Senior Vice President in our La Jolla office, for being chosen as one of The Daily Transcript’s 2017 Influential Women in San Diego!

One quality that distinguishes Hanaa is her determination. Born in Egypt, she took on many challenges and learned to thrive in the U.S. Today, she is an important role model for women in finance, immigrants to our country and those motivated to contribute to the civic vitality of our community.

Hanaa serves on the annual conference committee for the Treasury Management Association of San Diego, she’s an active member of Business Executives Council, a member of the Risk Management Association and is heavily involved with Athena San Diego, the premier professional organization for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Hanaa also served as a board member at La Jolla Playhouse for nearly 10 years and participated on their finance, investment and audit committees.

Hanaa has joined both the steering committee and corporate involvement committee for a new STEM program the San Diego Fleet Science Center is launching for children interested in STEM disciplines. Fleet Science Center’s STEM Ecosystem Initiative is a program that brings executives in education, science and business sectors together to give students greater access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.

With a strong understanding and affinity for STEM disciplines, Hanaa has forged relationships with industry sectors new to our bank, including biotech and medical device firms. Her consultative banking approach has resonated with companies within these industries, as life science and technology firms are often led by researchers, scientists and engineers who rely on strong service providers to help them round out their business skills and strategies. It doesn’t hurt, either, that Hanaa speaks English, Spanish, French, Russian and Arabic, her native language.

Most importantly, Hanaa has also raised a remarkable son, who is now attending a global immersion college program at NYU Shanghai. Way to go, Hanaa.

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Thirteenth Consecutive 5-Star “Superior” Rating From BauerFinancial for Grandpoint Bank and its Divisions

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-7-47-45-pmWe’re honored to share that Grandpoint Bank and its divisions, Regents Bank, Bank of Tucson and The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, received a thirteenth consecutive quarterly 5-Star “superior” rating from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial,screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am based on June 30, 2016 financial data filed with the government.

BauerFinancial, regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service,” gives the 5-Star rating only to banks that are considered the strongest in the nation, as assessed for strength, stability and soundness.

One of our core operating principles has always been to build long-term partnerships with our clients, so that our seasoned bankers can develop an in-depth understanding of their businesses and anticipate their needs. To our clients: Thank you for your trust, your support and your business.

According to BauerFinancial, to earn this highest rating level, institutions are required to maintain a tangible capital ratio of at least four percent, a tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of at least four percent and a total risk-based capital ratio of at least eight percent. Other criteria evaluated include: profitability/loss trend, evaluating the level of delinquent loans and repossessed assets, the market versus book value of the investment portfolio, regulatory supervisory agreements, the community reinvestment rating (CRA) and liquidity.

Banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated by BauerFinancial. Four- and five-star banks appear on BauerFinancial’s Recommended Report.

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Twelfth Consecutive 5-Star “Superior” Rating for Grandpoint Bank and Regents Bank

5-star-logo-MAR-2016Grandpoint Bank and its divisions, Regents Bank, Bank of Tucson and The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, received a twelfth consecutive quarterly 5-Star “superior” rating from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial,screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am which is regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service.”

The five-star rating, which was based on March 31, 2016 financial data filed with the government, goes only to banks that are considered the strongest in the nation, as assessed for strength, stability and soundness.

According to BauerFinancial, to earn five stars, institutions are required to maintain a tangible capital ratio of at least four percent, a tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of at least four percent and a total risk-based capital ratio of at least eight percent. Other criteria evaluated include: profitability/loss trend, evaluating the level of delinquent loans and repossessed assets, the market versus book value of the investment portfolio, regulatory supervisory agreements, the community reinvestment rating (CRA) and liquidity.

Banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated by BauerFinancial. Four- and five-star banks appear on BauerFinancial’s Recommended Report.

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Grandpoint Bank and its Divisions Earn Eleventh Consecutive 5-Star Rating From BauerFinancial

5starjan16We’re pleased to share that Grandpoint Bank and its divisions, Regents Bank,  Bank of Tucson and The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, received a eleventh consecutive quarterly 5-Star rating for strength, stability and soundness from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am

The five star rating, which was based on December 31, 2015 financial data filed with the government, goes only to banks that are considered the strongest in the nation.

We would like to thank all our clients and partners who help to motivate and inspire us. It is always our goal to be responsive and helpful, and we very much value the relationships we form. We appreciate your business, and we are honored that through our work serving you and our community, we received BauerFinancial’s highest rating.

According to BauerFinancial, institutions are evaluated on criteria, including capital ratios, profitability/loss trend, the level of delinquent loans and repossessed assets, the market versus book value of the investment portfolio, regulatory supervisory agreements, the community reinvestment rating (CRA) and liquidity.

BauerFinancial is regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service,” and banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated.

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Ninth Consecutive Quarter of BauerFinancial 5-Star Rating for Grandpoint Bank and its Divisions

5starjun15We’re happy to report that Grandpoint Bank and its divisions, Regents BankBank of Tucson and The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, received a ninth consecutive 5-Star rating for strength, stability and soundness from independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am The five star rating, which was based on June 30, 2015 financial data, goes only to banks that are considered the strongest in the nation.

Government regulators refer thousands of individuals seeking information about banks and credit unions to BauerFinancial each year. BauerFinancial is regarded as “the nation’s bank rating service,” and banks cannot pay to be rated nor opt out of being rated. Ratings, which range from zero to five stars, are determined by a rigorous assessment of a bank’s capital strength, asset quality and profitability, using quarterly financial reports filed with the government by each bank, with historical comparison for consistency.

We’re pleased to provide one more assurance to our clients that we are a fiscally-sound financial institution, and we hope that our personal touch and community focus further enhance your banking experience.

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Regents Bank CEO Dan Yates Named as “One of the Top Twenty Men Who Impact San Diego”

Regents Bank CEO Dan Yates

Regents Bank President and CEO Dan Yates

San Diego Metropolitan Magazine has named Regents Bank President and CEO Dan Yates as “One of the Top Twenty Men Who Impact San Diego”screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-11-07-51-am in its recently released November issue. Regents Bank is extremely proud of Dan and we believe that Dan has positioned Regents to be a major contributor to the resurgence of the San Diego business climate and economy in 2012.

Recently, Grandpoint Capital Inc., a financial firm that owns banking operations throughout Southern California and Arizona, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Regents Bancshares, Inc. and the transaction is expected to become official in the first quarter of 2012. Dan said this alliance will “benefit our San Diego and Vancouver, WA clients by having greater access to capital, which allows Regents to support larger loan accommodations for our clients,”

As the article reports, Regents Bank (all five offices) will continue to function under the same name and management team. Grandpoint recognized that, under Yates leadership, Regents Bank “had become one of the top San Diego community banks with a very strong performance history to support its reputation.

Regents Bank reported strong financial results in the 2nd Quarter of 2011. Dan attributes this to Regents not only providing the necessary financial products and services for our business banking clients, but as important is the “consultative banking” approach that differentiates Regents from other financial institutions. Bank clients have the opportunity to benefit from the advice of our team of seasoned business bankers that have been helping many elite companies for over 10 years. Regents Bank has offices in La Jolla, San Diego, Carlsbad, El Cajon and Vancouver, WA. For additional information on what makes us unique, visit our website at www.regentsbank.com and contact a local Regents Banker today.

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Regents Banks’ Devin Jackson Selected for the Esteemed “Accomplished & Under 40 Class of 2011”

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Devin Jackson, Regents Bank, Vancouver, WA

On Friday, October 14th Devin Jackson, Assistant Vice President/Commercial  Lending Officer at Regents Bank, Vancouver, WA was named as a recipient of the prestigious “Accomplished & Under 40 Class of 2011.”

The Vancouver Business Journal announced the selection criteria,This year’s class was determined by an 11-member selection committee, comprised of former honorees.  The committee reviewed candidates based on demonstrated professional accomplishments, leadership abilities, efforts on behalf of local nonprofits, community involvement and positive feedback from clients, fellow employees and supervisors.”

Regents Bank CEO Dan Yates stated, “I consider Devin one of our Bank’s most highly valued assets.  It has been my pleasure to work with him for the past 6 years and have watched him mature into one of our star performers. Devin has been promoted numerous times over the years and is currently serving Regents Bank’s clients as an Assistant Vice president wherein he manages a large portfolio of local business relationships within the Vancouver Market. Devon has a strong work ethic and exemplifies a sense of integrity and honesty that clients and colleagues admire and respect him for.”

Devin joined Regents Bank in 2005 and through his initiative has developed the skills needed to manage a diversified client portfolio.  He has developed a significant number of new business relationships through his community involvement and by sharpening his credit skills over the years.

A Vancouver, Washington native, he attended Gonzaga University in Spokane,Washington where he received a degree in Finance and graduated magna cum laude. In addition to his responsibilities at Regents Bank, Devin gives much of his free time to community service. Devin has been actively involved in the Big Brother Big Sister program for the past four years, is a Treasurer of his Home Owner’s Association and is an assistant financial officer at his church. He is also an active member in the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Vancouver organizations.

Devin was named the recipient of the 2010 George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award by The Fort Vancouver National Trust, which describes the award accordingly, “The Marshall Public Leadership Award honors the legacy of General George C. Marshall as one of Fort Vancouver National Trust’s Celebrate Freedom programs. Candidates for the Marshall Award must be Clark County residents, 35 or under and have completed a four-year college degree. Selection is based on leadership ability, academic achievement and potential for an active role in public service.”

Regents Bank is very proud of Devin’s professional and personal accomplishments and offers sincere congratulations for this very well deserved recognition.

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Regents Bank Joanna Archer Recognized with 2011 “40 Under 40” Award

 

 

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Joanna Archer, Assistant Vice President at Regents Bank

 Joanna Archer, Assistant Vice President at Regents Bank San Diego has been recognized by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine’s “40 Under 40 Awards”↗ for 2011. This honor is bestowed upon those individuals under age 40 that are having a substantial impact on the San Diego business community and their companies,  as well as giving of themselves to a variety of civic and personal causes.

At the age of twenty three, Joanna  was hired by Scripps Bank to be a back office clerk. Within three years, with her talent and dedication having been recognized by senior management, Joanna was managing the department (an officer position) and had tripled her salary. Her job required sophisticated knowledge of the technical systems used to route money in and out of the bank.

Known in the local banking industry for her warm personality and her many talents, Regents Bank recruited Joanna to be their manager of central operations and cash management,. Joanna was just 29 years old at the time. She currently holds the title of Assistant Vice President and manages two departments – the Central Operations Area, which oversees all wire transfers in and out, exception items like returning non-sufficient funds (NSF) and fraud prevention and the Electronic Banking Department. In addition, she acts as a consultant for Regents Bank’s clients who require assistance setting up and operating remote deposit capture, other remote banking products and ACH origination. Balancing her time away from the office to assist clients as well as her supervisory duties managing two of the bank’s departments is a challenge that Joanna welcomes and seems to meet with ease.

Joanna has risen through the ranks quickly at Regents Bank and has shown a great appetite for knowledge along the way, which she happily shares with her co-workers. She has excelled early in her career with Regents and is an important part of the leadership team. Regents Bank is extremely proud of Joanna for being a recipient of this prestigious award and is very appreciative of the goodwill she spreads throughout the local community.

In 2009 Joanna’s 10 year old son was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. Joanna researched the disease and decided to make a difference in the lives of those afflicted and their families.  After discovering that millions of people suffer from this disease, which has no cure, she got involved with the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation↗ (JDRF) and helped raise money for type one diabetes research (related to juvenile diabetes) through the organization’s charity walk. Her first year out, she won JDRF’s golden shoe award for personally raising over $1000 for the cause. This year, Joanna and her husband are trying to raise even more money by coordinating a basketball tournament in addition to doing the walk. Joanna is hopeful that one day there will be a cure which will help restore the health of these young people.

Joanna also dedicates her free time to supporting her nine-year-old daughter in her Girl Scout activities. Joanna and her daughter have been Girl Scout members for the last five years, and Joanna recently led the troop in earning a badge for Finance. She taught the girls about saving money, foreign currency and banking products. Because most of the troop members’ mothers work full-time, everyone pitches in to help. Joanna has helped raise funds to donate to the Girl Scouts’ Operation Thin Mint to send Thin Mint cookies to American military troops overseas and to create Easter cards for patients at Rady Children’s Hospital.↗

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Dedication and Commitment To Our Customers Shows In Our Q2 Results

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Succeeding Together

At Regents Bank we offer superior Business Banking and Personal Banking services. For 10 years we have dedicated ourselves to building not only our bank’s assets, but much more important are the relationships we have built with you, our customers.

On August 10th we released our 2nd Quarter earnings, which you can view at http://bit.ly/qO4lYo.  As you’ll see, we delivered strong financial performance for the quarter, due to the dedication of our employees and the loyalty of our customers.

CEO Dan Yates sums it up very well when he said, “ We have always been focused on long-term relationships, and we know that reliable, high-touch customer service is first and foremost. As our clients’ businesses continue to grow and prosper, so will our bank as we continue to provide valuable business advice and services.”

Our  commitment to you at Regents Bank is to continue to be a contributing member of your businesses’ team and to continue to provide you with the benefits of being aligned with a true partner that is dedicated to your success.

We’re very proud of the numbers we released, and we’re proud to have you as a client. Thank you for helping us to grow. We pledge to continue to do the same for you.

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