Regional offices in the heart of America’s two largest metro areas serve growing client base in those markets
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#axosbank–Axos Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AX) (“Axos” or the “Company”), parent of Axos Bank, announced that it has opened regional commercial banking offices in New York and Los Angeles to strengthen ties with existing clients and enhance new client acquisition by providing access to senior banking professionals in those markets.
“The nation’s two largest metropolitan areas are home to a majority of our commercial lending and banking clients,” said Axos President and CEO Greg Garrabrants. “With our new locations in the heart of New York and Los Angeles, we’re offering these clients significant value: the expertise of in-market senior bankers, underpinned by highly competitive products and strong digital technology. We already have an employee presence in these markets with talented securities, lending and treasury management professionals, and these offices will allow us to better access talent in these geographies.”
The new commercial-banking center in Downtown Los Angeles opened in July 2019, six weeks after Axos opened its office in Midtown Manhattan to serve the Greater New York area and pockets of the Eastern Seaboard. The bank has hired 15 commercial bankers at the two locations, in addition to existing team members who will relocate to those offices from Axos’ Orange County and San Diego offices.
Axos aims to provide full-service commercial-banking services – loans, deposits and Treasury management – primarily to privately held middle-market companies while also seeking out niche opportunities. Axos has been growing its commercial banking business in recent years: its commercial and industrial loan portfolio totaled $1.6 billion as of June 30, 2019, up 11.6 percent from a year earlier.
About Axos Financial, Inc.
Axos Financial, Inc. is the holding company for Axos Bank, a nationwide bank that provides consumer and business banking products through its low-cost distribution channels and affinity partners. With over $11.2 billion in assets, Axos Bank provides financing for single and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables. Its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Axos Clearing LLC and WiseBanyan, Inc., provide comprehensive securities clearing services to introducing broker-dealers and registered investment advisor correspondents and digital investment advisory services to retail investors, respectively. Axos Financial, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “AX” and is a component of the Russell 2000® Index and the S&P SmallCap 600® Index. For more information on Axos Bank, please visit axosbank.com.
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SVP, Corporate Communications
Johnny Lai, CFA
VP, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
Axos Financial, Inc.