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Business Model | Banc of California

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Funding the Engines of Growth and
Strengthening California’s Economy

With over $10 billion in assets, Banc of California is the only full-service, midsize bank focused exclusively on California. We provide innovative banking and lending products to diverse businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities throughout California.

We help our clients grow their businesses, purchase a home, create jobs, transform neighborhoods, enrich communities and empower their dreams. By supporting community organizations that provide financial literacy and job training, small business support and affordable housing, we help to grow our state’s economy and build a more positive and inclusive future for Californians.

Setting an Award-Winning Standard, and Proud to Serve California

As Banc of California grows, so too does our level of commitment and service to the diverse population of California. We are proud of the acknowledgment of our commitment to our communities and the awards and recognition we’ve received for our enduring partnerships with our clients and customers.

For two consecutive years, Banc of California has been named to Forbes Best Banks in America. We have been named to Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 List of Fastest Growing Companies(opens new window) for the third year in a row, and are ranked as the seventh fastest-growing company over the past year, earning a spot for the first time on the Fortune Top 10 list of Accelerators. We are recognized as the fastest-growing publicly traded U.S. bank over the past five years by Bloomberg. Banc of California has been recognized by the Orange County Business Journal as the Fastest-Growing Midsize Company(opens new window) headquartered in Orange County, and as the largest independent bank in California with an outstanding rating for community development(opens new window).

Investing In California

As the only midsize bank focused exclusively on California, we proudly invest, lend and volunteer in the communities we serve. With of these transactions, Banc of California funds California’s engines of growth and strengthens California’s diverse economy and communities.

We work with proven leaders and local causes with a commitment to building stronger communities through affordable housing and homeownership, financing small businesses and financial literacy education.

Serving & Empowering California

Our 750+ professionals service deposit and lending accounts from over 35 banking locations. We empower California’s businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities, funding over $9 billion in loans to clients in 2016. Through our focus on operational excellence, superior analytics and cultivating a culture of entrepreneurialism, we are building a higher standard of banking.

As California’s Bank, what is good for California is good for Banc of California. To that end, we are proud to be California’s largest public bank with an Outstanding Community Development rating.

We are reaching out to proven leaders and local causes with a commitment to building stronger communities through affordable housing and homeownership, financing small businesses and financial literacy education. Banc of California is empowering California through its diverse businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities.

Official Banking Partner of the Los Angeles Rams Foundation

Banc of California is proud to partner with the Los Angeles Rams Foundation. We believe in supporting organizations that strengthen California's diverse communities and the Rams organization and foundation will continue to grow its meaningful impact on the at-risk youth of Los Angeles.


Setting the ‘Gold Standard’ for Corporate Community Development Activities 

Banc of California is committed to empowering California through its diverse businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities. As the largest independent bank in California with an Outstanding Rating for Community Development, Banc of California has been recognized by community groups, such as the California Reinvestment Coalition, as the "Gold Standard" for community activities.

Where You Bank Matters 

Banc of California is one of America's fastest-growing banks and is one of the few banks focused exclusively on and invested in the future of California. For each dollar of deposits we hold, Banc of California lends a dollar to Californians. This helps to fund the engines of growth of California’s economy and communities.

Banc of California will continue to grow its investment in community partnerships that impact future generations of Californians. Our partnerships help to provide economic growth, financial literacy education, affordable housing and expanded access to capital.

Our commitment to empowering California includes investments in high-impact regional projects such as LAFC and Banc of California Stadium, partnerships with key nonprofit and community organizations, and providing access to capital to small businesses and key community development financial institutions such as Clearinghouse CDFI.

Banc of California has been named the Official Bank of the Los Angeles Football Club and the LAFC Foundation. These strategic partnerships join the bank’s existing partnerships supporting Angelenos, which include the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, USC Trojans Kids Corner, LA 2024, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, JVS Los Angeles, National Asian American Coalition, and Los Angeles Team Mentoring.

Through our partnerships with local universities, Banc of California has donated almost 100,000 sporting event tickets to at-risk youth who complete financial literacy education. Notably, Banc of California broke the Guinness World Record® for the World’s Largest Financial Literacy Education Event, with 5,964 students from at-risk 
communities in attendance!

Expanding Our Banking Footprint

In 2014, Banc of California acquired the California branch network of Popular Community Bank to expand its footprint into the South Los Angeles and North Orange County markets. Banc of California is committed to serving California’s diverse communities to enable economic growth throughout the state and expanding access to the California Dream. “We believe that this customer base, including California’s fast-growing Latino market, represents some of our state’s greatest entrepreneurs and business owners and we intend to help them further realize their dreams,” says former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

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