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Why another S.F. company is moving its headquarters out of state

The loss of another fast-growing company could spur soul-searching over the Bay Area’s cost of doing business, whether it’s San Francisco’s $1.5 million median home price, high cost of living or escalating labor [Read entire story]

S.F. real estate fintech Opendoor to expand into Florida

The move reflects just how fast the so-called iBuyer market is expanding, as some homeowners opt for a quick sale to Opendoor or its rival OfferPad to forego the time and expense involved in a traditional home sale. [Read entire story]

S.F. accounting firm BPM buys cybersecurity company, eyes other deals

The deal will take the regional accounting firm, now operating across six offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, into the Pacific Northwest. [Read entire story]

Funding Circle’s U.S. head talks about growth and hiring secrets

Sam Hodges, the U.S. managing director of Funding Circle, spoke to the Business Times about hiring techniques, missed opportunities, and what book had a profound influence on him, among other things. [Read entire story]

LendUp picks up PayPal as investor, Carrie Dolan as adviser

The PayPal investment marks a milestone in the company’s growth. And a revamp of LendUp’s executive ranks is likely to reassure investors and regulators that experienced hands are at the helm. [Read entire story]

Why Credit Karma loves taxes

Credit Karma CEO Kenneth Lin may be one of the few people who looks forward to tax season. The founder of the San Francisco fintech said the company completed almost 1 million federal tax returns in the inaugural season [Read entire story]

Exclusive: San Francisco mortgage fintech Sindeo closes its doors

From the start, Sindeo was taking on a huge challenge in seeking to transform the home-loan business. In closing down, Sindeo CEO Nick Stamos said, “Startups are hard and simplifying the highly regulated, complex [Read entire story]

Why C-suite veteran Carrie Dolan has joined this San Francisco startup

San Francisco-based Metromile, which offers pay-per-mile auto insurance, is beefing up its C-suite as it takes on the insurance industry. [Read entire story]

Fremont Bank opening first branch in Oakland

Fremont Bank is opening its first branch in Oakland, where it's already seeing increased demand for small business loans. [Read entire story]

San Francisco fintech Fundbox casts bigger net in financing small businesses

Fundbox founder and CEO Eyal Shinar knows the challenges of running a small business firsthand, as a teenager watching his mom run a staffing service in Jerusalem. “As a small business, you’re fighting against the [Read entire story]

Firm opens S.F. office to help private equity investors embrace tech’s growth

There's nothing like a slew of bankruptcies among retailers backed by private equity to give these investors a deeper appreciation for tech's growth and recurring revenue. Financial consulting firm Accordion opened a San [Read entire story]

San Francisco credit union finds new CEO in Southern California

San Francisco Federal Credit Union said Monday that Jonathan Oliver has been appointed president and CEO. Oliver comes from the fast-growing Unify Financial Federal Credit Union, based in Southern California, where he [Read entire story]

Winning bidder for Warren Buffett lunch picks up pricey tab

The 18th annual auction for lunch with Warren Buffett to support San Francisco's Glide Foundation was won with a bid of $2,679,001 Friday night. The winning bidder will remain anonymous, Glide said. In prior years, an [Read entire story]

Why this community bank has big plans for the East Bay

F&M Bank plans to open several branches in the East Bay, given the region’s robust growth. Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California, (OTC: FMCB) or better known as F&M Bank in areas where farmers are few and far [Read entire story]

Warren Buffett lunch auction bid to benefit Glide Foundation soars in final hours

Bidding this week on Warren Buffett’s 18th annual lunch to benefit the San Francisco-based Glide Foundation ensured that this year’s winner will pick up a pricey lunch tab. The price crossed $1 million in early [Read entire story]

Wells Fargo’s woes mount as Justice Department weighs in on whistleblower suit tied to Wachovia, World Savings

The U.S. Justice Department added to Wells Fargo’s woes Tuesday, filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a whistleblower lawsuit brought against the bank by two former employees, who were fired after they tried to report [Read entire story]

Wells Fargo economist sees Bay Area’s rising costs, congestion ‘crowding out growth’

“San Francisco has seen employment growth moderate over the past year but is still adding jobs at a much faster pace than the nation,” Wells Fargo Senior Economist Mark Vitner told those attending the San Francisco [Read entire story]

Warren Buffett’s lunch auction to benefit Glide hits $1 million in early bidding

Warren Buffett’s 18th annual lunch auction to benefit San Francisco’s Glide hit seven figures in its first day of bidding. The auction, which typically gets off to a slower start, relatively speaking, has raised [Read entire story]

Gilead Sciences CFO named ‘Financial Woman of the Year’

The Financial Women of San Francisco selected Gilead Sciences Chief Financial Officer Robin Washington as its 2017 Financial Woman of the Year. Washington was also recognized this week as the recipient of the lifetime [Read entire story]

San Francisco reclaims crown as nation’s second-largest banking center

San Francisco regained its status as the nation’s second-largest banking center, almost a decade after losing the title to Charlotte, N.C., according to research by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Bay Area is the [Read entire story]