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Last $30.56 USD
Change Today +0.66 / 2.21%
Volume 512.7K
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777 North Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90012

United States

Phone: 213-625-4700


Cathay General Bancorp operates as the holding company for Cathay Bank that provides various banking products and services. As of December 31, 2013, the company had branch offices in Southern California (21 branches), Northern California (11 branches), New York (8 branches), Massachusetts (1 branch), Texas (2 branches), Washington (3 branches), Illinois (3 branch locations and 1 drive-through location), New Jersey (1 branch), Nevada (1 branch), and Hong Kong (1 branch) and a representative office in Shanghai and in Taipei. As a commercial bank, the company accepts checking, savings, and time deposits; and makes commercial, real estate, personal, home improvement, automobile, and other installment and term loans. From time to time, the company invests available funds in other interest-earning assets, such as U.S. Treasury securities, the U.S. government agency securities, state and municipal securities, mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, corporate bonds, and other security investments. The company also provides letters of credit, wire transfers, forward currency spot and forward contracts, traveler’s checks, safe deposit, night deposit, Social Security payment deposit, collection, bank-by-mail, drive-up and walk-up windows, automatic teller machines, Internet banking services, and other customary bank services. The company primarily services individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses in the local markets in which its branches are located and provides commercial mortgage loans, commercial loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, residential mortgage loans, real estate construction loans, home equity lines of credit, and installment loans to individuals for automobile, household, and other consumer expenditures. The company, through Cathay Wealth Management, provides its customers the ability to trade securities online and to purchase mutual funds, annuities, equities, bonds, and short-term money market instruments. All securities and insurance products provided by Cathay Wealth Management are offered by, and all Financial Consultants are registered with, Cetera Financial Services, a registered securities broker/dealer and licensed insurance agency and member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Security Investor Protection Corporation. Loans Commercial Mortgage Loans: Commercial mortgage loans are secured by first deeds of trust on commercial properties. The company’s commercial mortgage portfolio includes primarily commercial retail properties, shopping centers, and owner-occupied industrial facilities, and secondarily, office buildings, multiple-unit apartments, hotels, and multi-tenanted industrial properties. The company also makes medium-term commercial mortgage loans, which are secured by commercial or industrial buildings where the borrower uses the property for business purposes or derives income from tenants. Commercial Loans: The company provides financial services to various commercial and professional businesses in its market areas. Commercial loans consist primarily of short-term loans (with a maturity of approximately one year) to support general business purposes, or to provide working capital to businesses in the form of lines of credit to finance trade. The company continues to focus primarily on commercial lending to small-to-medium size businesses within its geographic market areas. SBA Loans: The company originates SBA loans under the national ‘preferred lender’ status. Preferred lender status is granted to a lender that has made various SBA loans and which, in the opinion of the SBA, has staff qualified and experienced in small business loans. As a preferred lender, the company’s SBA Lending Group has the authority to issue, on behalf of the SBA, the SBA guaranty on loans under the 7(a) program, which might result in shortening the time it takes to process a loan. In addition, under this program, the SBA delegates loan underwriting, closing, and various servicing and liquidation authority and responsibility to selected lenders. The company utilizes both the 504 program, which is focused toward long-term fi


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