Community banking

Restaurant business is giving lenders indigestion

08/21/19

As a growing number of chains go bankrupt, loan charge-offs are rising.

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Skip Hove, former FDIC acting chairman and Nebraska banker, dies at 84

08/20/19

Hove, who spent 11 years on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. board, was the agency's acting chairman three different times during the 1990s. He held several jobs in banking, including chairman and CEO of Minden Exchange Bank & Trust, which had been led by his father.

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Appeals court upholds most of credit union membership rule

08/20/19

A panel of federal appeals court judges reversed a district court’s decision on the NCUA’s controversial field-of-membership rule, but saw merit in bankers’ claims of potential redlining.

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Hometown Community entering northwest Illinois with bank acquisition

08/20/19

The company has agreed to buy Albany Bancshares, which has four branches near the Iowa border.

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Lukewarm reception for FDIC plan to ease deposit rate limits

08/20/19

The agency is trying to update its rate-cap policy for institutions that fall below "well-capitalized." But it remains to be seen if the proposed changes fully address community bankers' concerns.

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Investar adding Texas branches through deal with Hilltop

08/20/19

The Louisiana company will enter two new markets after it buys the locations.

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Former mutual to buy bigger bank in Atlanta

08/20/19

Community First will pay $40 million in cash for the parent of Affinity Bank.

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Bankers turn curiously optimistic about the economy

08/19/19

Competition for deposits is tight, the outlook for loan demand is uncertain, and regulatory relief is slow-moving. Yet community bankers are feeling better about the economy than they have in two years, a Promontory Interfinancial Network survey found.

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Can banks really make enough loans to counter margin pressure?

08/19/19

Lenders insist they will be able to ramp up commercial loans and mortgage refinancings without skimping on underwriting.

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Rival South Florida banks team up to go after bigger fish

08/18/19

Professional Bank and Marquis Bank, both of Coral Gables, have been competing against each other for more than a decade. Now they are merging in hopes of landing larger clients and making better use of technology being developed in Professional's innovation lab.

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