March 18, 2005 |
Shuffling its top management, UnionBanCal Corp. has named commercial-banking specialist Philip B. Flynn to the newly created post of chief operating officer, putting him in charge of all business units at the San Francisco-based bank. Flynn said Thursday that he would work from Los Angeles, where he has spent his entire 24-year career at UnionBanCal, the parent of Union Bank of California.
May 18, 2004 |
CNA Financial Corp. said it has agreed to sell its CNA Trust business to Union Bank of California. Financial terms weren't disclosed for the transaction, which is expected to be completed on or before the end of the third quarter. Union Bank of California is a subsidiary of San Francisco-based holding company UnionBanCal Corp. CNA Trust, based in Costa Mesa, helps other financial institutions offer 401(k) plan services.
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March 25, 2004 |
Three gunmen escaped with more than $75,000 from a supermarket bank branch in Porter Ranch on Wednesday night after forcing the bank manager to open the vault, police said. The men, who wore dark ski masks and dark clothes, entered the Ralphs supermarket in the northern San Fernando Valley just after 7 p.m. The robbers pulled out handguns and ordered the manager of the Union Bank of California branch to open the safe.
October 4, 2000 |
Operation HOPE, Union Bank of California and Nix Check Cashing have opened their first joint service centers, providing banking and small-business services and financial counseling in underserved areas. The centers should also help mute criticism that Union Bank's purchase of a 40% share of Nix last March exploited low-income consumers by offering them relatively high-cost check cashing in place of formal banking services.
April 18, 2000 |
Three Southern California bankers have committed a total of $3 million in home loans to South-Central L.A. residents who fall below conventional underwriting standards. The pledges came in response to a challenge by nonprofit group Operation Hope, a loan intermediary. Union Bank of California Vice Chairman Rick Hartnack, Far East National Bank President Robert Oehler and Hawthorne Savings Chairman Tim Chrisman pledged $1 million from each institution for the loans.
March 28, 2000 |
San Francisco-based Union Bank of California has agreed to renew its lease for about 327,000 square feet of space in a downtown Los Angeles high-rise. The bank, one of downtown's largest tenants, maintains its Southern California headquarters in the 40-story building at the corner of Figueroa and Flower streets. Union Bank, which employs about 775 people downtown, cited the area's large labor pool and mass transportation links for its reasons to stay.