Banking

Local bank looks to raise $15M

Central Virginia Bankshares said Friday that it wants to raise up to $15 million to replenish its depleted capital reserves. But the bank will likely not be making many new loans until it is in better financial shape, the company said in an SEC filing.

Another Va. bank enters survival mode

The troubled Norfolk-based successor of Bank of Richmond yesterday became the latest bank to enter into an agreement with federal and state regulators by which it must devise a turnaround plan.

Bank president makes “tough decision” to retire

With his company having lost nearly $19 million in the last two years and regulatory examiners breathing down the company’s neck, the head of Central Virginia Bankshares announced his plans to retire by year’s end, the company said Friday.

Virginia Business Bank tries to break out of holding pattern

After almost eight months of operating under a strict regulatory turnaround/survival plan and having moved on to its third president since the fall, a Richmond-based bank has rethought its plan and might reinvent itself if it can secure a fresh round of capital.

Making bank, plus a bonus

Fresh off a year of big losses, Community Bankers Trust Corp., a local bank holding company and parent of Essex Bank, increased the base salaries and total compensation of many of its top executives in 2009, according to its latest SEC filing.

Fed report: It’s not easy being small

Small and medium-size banks continued to bear the brunt of the sluggish economy in the first quarter of 2010 compared with large banks.

Local bank’s holding company gets infusion

With its capital base still eroding from massive levels of loan losses, the Norfolk-based parent company of Gateway Bank said today it has entered into agreements with institutional investors who will infuse it with sorely needed capital.