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Monday, July 31, 2017
(July 31, 2017) HOUSTON – Peter Leong has been named Vice President and Assistant Credit Manger for IBC Bank – Houston. Leong now heads up the day-to-day operations of the lender’s credit department and loan operations — including authorizing final loan closings, and overseeing the commercial and real estate loan underwriting process.
“Peter Leong is a vital member of the IBC Bank team,” said IBC Bank-Houston Chairman and CEO Jay Rogers. “His leadership and dedication has helped our bank stay true to its philosophy of “We Do More.”
Rogers added: “Leong’s commitment to maintaining our banking relationships as well as business development will continue to be a great asset to everyone at IBC Bank.”
Leong’s career with IBC Bank started right out of college. He started as a sales associate for one of the bank’s retail locations within the H-E-B Grocery chain. It was here that Leong learned the about the commercial-lending side of IBC bank, and its strength in real estate lending.
It was a prime opportunity for Leong, who said he’s always been interested in the real estate industry.
“It is one of the most viable investment options,” said Leong, adding that IBC’s lean corporate structure offered him a unique opportunity early on to work on the kind of high-profile projects that have been a staple of IBC’s lending portfolio. “I had the opportunity to work on these tremendous projects at an early point in my career. It’s been very exciting.”
Despite some tumultuous times within the oil-and-gas game, Houston’s real estate market continues to be exciting as well.
“Houston is looking great,” Leong said. “The population growth has helped tremendously. It is a much more diverse city.”
Although he was born in California, Leong has called Texas home since he was 2 years old. He graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance.
Outside of the office, Leong is active with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Houston. Although he is a relatively new volunteer, he has a Little Brother he believes he can have a positive impact on and is looking forward to helping him succeed in all aspects of life.
An avid outdoorsman, Leong also enjoys taking to the open road on his Harley Softail Deluxe.
“I love to be in the sun,” he added. IBC Bank–Houston is a member of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), an $12 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 192 facilities and more than 297 ATMs serving 87 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. In 2016, IBC celebrated its 50th anniversary since it opened its doors for business in 1966. IBC Bank’s slogan “We Do More” reflects the bank’s dedication to the growth and success of both the customers and the communities it serves. International Bancshares was ranked 46th on Forbes’ prestigious list of 100 Best Banks in America in 2017. IBC Bank–Houston has been serving the area since 1997 and has a retail branch network of 15 locations. Visit us on our YouTube channel, IBCBankWeDoMore. MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION. Visit us on our YouTube channel, IBCBankWeDoMore. More information is available at ibc.com.