What ruling on noncompete clauses means for banks — and job hunters


It just got harder for banks in Georgia to enforce noncompete agreements in employee contracts. For employees of two merging banks, BB&T and SunTrust, the timing couldn’t be better.


C&I a bright spot in 'disappointing' quarter for lending


Even as consumer and CRE lending slowed in the first quarter, business lending — particularly to middle-market companies — surged. But some banks are already warning that the growth could taper off as competition from nonbanks heats up.


Dimon and the pay gap, 5G's impact on banking, new Comerica CEO: Top stories of the week


How Jamie Dimon's salary ties into the broader discussion about pay inequity; how 5G could change the future of banking; Comerica's first new CEO in 17 years; and more from this week's most-read stories.


Bigger is better, BB&T-SunTrust chiefs assure skeptics


The two banks’ CEOs used a public hearing to argue their merger will be a boon for underserved markets. But other speakers warned that bank consolidation hurts communities.


FDIC must have full board to rule on BB&T-SunTrust: Sherrod Brown


In separate letters to President Trump and the head of the FDIC, the Senate Democrat said the merger cannot be approved until all five seats of the agency's board of directors are filled.


BB&T, SunTrust hire ad agency to develop new brand


Interbrand will work with employees of both banks to develop a new brand and logo.


U.S. Bancorp chief downplays interest in M&A


Asked whether the BB&T-SunTrust deal had sparked a desire to pursue deals, Andy Cecere emphasized a focus on digital upgrades and opening branches in new markets.


First Horizon, Pinnacle boost hiring in wake of BB&T-SunTrust deal


Executives at the Tennessee banks are using the biggest bank merger in a decade to aggressively recruit lenders and clients in Southeastern markets.


SunTrust CFO to depart following merger with BB&T


Allison Dukes says she will not be joining the combined company because she wants to remain in Atlanta, where she is involved with a number of civic and philanthropic organizations. The merged company will be headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.


BB&T, SunTrust pledge $30M for affordable housing in Charlotte


The two banks will each give $15 million to the Foundation for the Carolinas, which supports affordable housing development in Mecklenburg County.