Preserving Core Values in the Age of AI


I am sure AI will be extremely valuable in a great number of ways; risk management, compliance, technology, HR and legal were the areas noted to receive priority in this adoption of AI. However, a bank’s (company’s) culture is a reflection of its people, its talent, and its core values.

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RBAZ agrees to join forces with Tucson-based Pima Federal Credit Union

By now, many of you have seen our press release or follow-on articles announcing that RBAZ Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Republic Bank of Arizona, has agreed to partner with Pima Federal Credit Union out of Tucson in an all-cash sale. Allow me to share a bit of the background with you.

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The first quarter of 2024 generated a strong yield on earning assets as the Company received the full benefit from the significant loan production that came late in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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Spotlight on Erik Hanson, Identity Builders, LLC


Erik Hanson, a Phoenix native, is a seasoned developer and a driving force behind Identity Builders, LLC. Along with his two business partners, Jimmy Younger and Michael Hanchett, Hanson has been shaping the urban landscape of Phoenix for the past 16 years.

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RBAZ Posts Record Performance; Earnings Up 29% YOY


The Company achieved its strongest year on record, posting a year-over-year increase in earnings of 29% and outpacing our annual earnings objective by 10%. Significant loan production spread evenly throughout the year coupled with a strong cash position through the first three quarters allowed for strong interest income from earning assets.

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