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Farmers & Merchants’ Delta purchase nears final approval

Farmers & Merchants’ Delta purchase nears final approval

LODI — Farmers & Merchants Bancorp’s acquisition of Delta National Bancorp has been approved by government regulators, Farmers & Merchants announced Wednesday. Farmers & Merchants has received all required regulatory…

F&M Bank celebrates 100 years

F&M Bank celebrates 100 years

LODI  — In many ways, the story of Farmers & Merchants Bank is the story of Lodi. Twenty farmers and businessmen got together 100 years ago this spring to raise…

Farmers & Merchants, Delta banks to merge

Farmers & Merchants, Delta banks to merge

LODI — Farmers & Merchants Bancorp will acquire Manteca-based Delta National Bancorp in a deal announced Thursday. Delta will merge into Farmers & Merchants. The transaction is expected to close…

Finance company, Oportun, opens Modesto tech office

Finance company, Oportun, opens Modesto tech office

MODESTO — When it comes to attracting jobs to the Central Valley, there are two overriding concerns: creating jobs that pay well and reducing the punishing long distance commute many…

Valley financial institutions rate high on DepositAccounts list

Two Stockton-area financial institutions have made DepositAccounts’ list of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America. Community Business Bank and Financial Center Credit Union both made the list for the…

3 things customers say about small banks, credit unions

3 things customers say about small banks, credit unions

Community banks and credit unions have higher customer and member engagement than national banks do, according to a survey from Gallup. However, the survey also found customers still go to…

Free tax preparation available for Modesto taxpayers at weekend event

Free tax preparation available for Modesto taxpayers at weekend event

MODESTO — Modesto area residents who aren’t sure about how to claim the new State Earned Income Tax Credit can get advice Saturday at the Family Safety Fair. CalEITC4Me is…

Paulsen is New York Life’s top agent

Paulsen is New York Life’s top agent

STOCKTON — With 13,000 agents working for New York Life in the United States, it may surprise you to learn that the most productive one lives and works in Stockton.…

Credit unions expand to low-income areas

Credit unions expand to low-income areas

MODESTO — Self-Help Federal Credit Union is scouting a location on Modesto’s south side, a region void of financial institutions. Vice President Joe Duran said he hopes the California-based community…

Credit unions expand to low-income areas

Credit unions expand to low-income areas

MODESTO — Self-Help Federal Credit Union is scouting a location on Modesto’s southside, a region void of financial institutions. Vice President Joe Duran said he hopes the California-based community development…