March 3, 1988 |
Free or low-cost checking accounts are still available at many California savings institutions, particularly for senior citizens, but low-income consumers may find it hard to qualify for some, according to a new survey to be released today. Meanwhile, monthly service fees and other charges on checking accounts overall have continued to rise and vary considerably among institutions, says the annual survey by Consumer Action, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco.
August 18, 1988 |
The opening of a Los Angeles office by Ryan, Beck & Co., an East Coast investment bank specializing in small- to medium-sized financial institutions, is another sign of the increasing mergers and acquisitions activity among California banks. The opening is scheduled to be announced at the company's annual shareholders meeting today in West Orange, N.J. The office, which will be in Westwood, will be called Ryan, Beck & Co./Pacific.