There's another way to beat big banks at tech


Community and regional banks may not be able to outspend their larger rivals, but they can be more nimble in implementing the necessary culture change.


Top Senate Democrat presses BB&T, SunTrust on impact of merger


Sen. Sherrod Brown, the Senate Banking Committee's top Democrat, said the banks failed to provide enough information on how their proposed combination would affect employees and consumers.


Wall Street South lands BB&T, SunTrust. No Amazon contest needed.


It was early on a February morning when Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Vi Lyles got the call: BB&T would combine with SunTrust in the largest bank deal in a decade and wanted to place its headquarters in her city.


In C&I, a widening gap between small and large banks


Simple math only partly explains why smaller lenders are adding commercial and industrial loans at a faster clip than their larger counterparts.


Regional banks must merge to meet tech challenges


As competitive pressures mount for midsize banks, more institutions are likely to follow the lead of BB&T-SunTrust and amass more resources for investing in AI, digital platforms and other cutting-edge technologies.


BB&T-SunTrust back story, Citi and JPM vs. fintechs, CECL trouble: Top stories of the week


BB&T-SunTrust deal came together with remarkable speed; Citi and Chase take on fintechs at their own game; CECL spells trouble for small banks, consumers; and more from this week’s most-read stories.


Fed, FDIC to hold public meetings on BB&T-SunTrust deal


The Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will hold two public meetings on BB&T's planned purchase of SunTrust to consider the deal's impact on the U.S. banking system


BB&T-SunTrust seek FDIC as primary federal regulator


The combined bank would be chartered in North Carolina, with the FDIC serving as its lead federal regulator, N.C. Banking Commissioner Ray Grace says. The merger partners had other options, including the Fed and the OCC.


Name game: Rebranding BB&T-SunTrust fraught with risk


The banks have no choice but to pick a new name, marketing experts say, but good luck: The best ones may already be taken, made-up names can sound forced, and any change might nudge more customers to rethink their loyalties.


Why small banks can’t keep up; Vanguard steps back


Community banks can’t afford the digital banking services customers demand; Vanguard's "banklike" cash management service couldn't match banks' offerings.