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Arizona’s Top Lawyers – 2012 Banking & Business/Corporate Law

Arizona Business Magazine used its own research, solicited input from legal experts, and referenced professional ratings and rankings to determine the legal professionals who made the 2012 Top Lawyers list. BANKING Michael A. Bosco ◆ Tiffany & Bosco 602-255-6002 ◆ Bosco represents more than 40 top banks and mortgage lenders — including Freddie Mac… Read More →

National Bank Of Arizona Introduces New Medical Banking Program

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by in Finance | Healthcare

National Bank of Arizona’s Wealth Strategies division is pleased to announce the launch of the new Medical Banking Program at National Bank of Arizona. The banking program introduces a new opportunity to service affluent medical professionals in Arizona with the launch of a new loan program providing a 95% loan-to-value option on a new home… Read More →

Arizona Business Financing on the Rise

Arizona Business Financing

Arizona Business Financing: Even as the economic recovery seems stuck in neutral, Arizona business financing is increasing for both large and small firms. “At Arizona Business Bank, we have noticed a resurgent, but cautious, interest from commercial clients in fortifying their working capital lines of credit and discussing owner-occupied real estate plans,” said Toby Day,… Read More →

Women In Banking: Emily Amparan, Alternative Finance Research

Emily Amparan, Alternative Finance Research - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

Emily Amparan is an alternative lending broker at her own firm, Alternative Finance Research. Amparan is using her many years of experience in the banking and finance industry to help lead the Women in Banking group. She is the committee chair representing Women in Banking on the Risk Management Association’s board of directors, and leads… Read More →

Two Valley Groups Are Working To Advance And Retain Women’s Role In The Financial Field

Advance And Retain Women’s Role In The Financial Field - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

It wasn’t so long ago that a typical business meeting at a banking or financial institution was dominated by the good ol’ boys network. Well, not anymore. Today, you are likely to see more women among the dark suits at the table. “I have watched women evolve,” says Deborah Bateman, executive vice president of specialty… Read More →

Data Centers Are Doing Their Part To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Reduce Carbon Emissions - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

Anytime a business owner goes online to bank, shop for equipment or place a classified ad for a new employee, chances are they are navigating what’s become known as the cloud — a metaphor for the Internet where business transactions are more and more commonplace and economically sensible. And Phoenix, interestingly, has its own slice… Read More →

This Isn’t the First Crisis The Valley’s Banking Industry Has Faced

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance

The Valley has come a long way over the past 25 years, and the banking and financial sector is no exception. Challenges, crises and legislation brought about dramatic change that has created a new era in banking and finance. In the mid-80s local banks dominated the sector, while regional and national banks were nonexistent. The… Read More →

The Wave Of Bank Mergers Has Changed The State’s Financial-Services Landscape


The banking industry has plenty of troubles, but in Arizona, the least of its problems is the aftermath of recent mergers. Bankers and industry observers say the state’s financial-services landscape hasn’t significantly changed because of the consolidations. Other than the usual branch closings and potential employee layoffs, they don’t see a big shakeup looming. One… Read More →

Stabilizing Asset Prices Is Key To An Economic Recovery

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The declines in asset prices are sweeping around the globe like a giant tsunami tumbling everything in its wake. Equity prices are down 47 percent from their highs, commodities 53 percent and, of course, residential real estate 25 percent. Industrial production, retail sales and personal consumption expenditures are all showing losses year-over-year and do not… Read More →

As Commercial Real Estate Sector Prepares To Be Hit By Recession, Leaders Should Become Proactive

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The headlines today have focused on the bailout of the banking industry and the housing market’s severe contraction. Not a lot of attention has been paid to the commercial real estate sector. As with all business cycles, there is a flow-through to the various sectors. The fact that we have lost more than 1 million… Read More →

Arizona Banks Work To Revive Consumer Confidence After Market Upheavals

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Finance

Bank failures are in the headlines and that has raised questions for Arizona consumers.  As a result, many of the state’s banks have drawn up their own plans of action to keep customers informed and confident. “In a period of financial distress and instability, the more banks do to indicate the strength of their portfolios… Read More →

Arizona Bankers Association Continues To Advocate For The Banking Industry

Tanya Wheeler is president and CEO of the Arizona Bankers Association.
by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance | Politics

One thing that hasn’t changed at the Arizona Bankers Association since it was founded 105 years ago is its dedication as an advocate for the banking industry. The cornerstone of the association has always been advocacy of bank-related issues with elected officials, state legislators, members of Congress and regulators at the state and federal levels.… Read More →