Stepping in where banks are pulling back


When small banks leave the community, it makes sense for credit unions to fill the void.


Consolidation isn't the answer for regionals


If regional banks really want to compete against behemoths and nonbank entrants they need to emphasize products over M&A.


'Let's play a drinking game': Comments of the week


Readers react to whether the next presidential debate will discuss banking, how California's financial policies are bleeding into other blue states, suggested reforms to the Community Reinvestment Act and more.


BB&T-SunTrust branch sale, GSE overhaul, CFPB's payday rule: Top stories of the week


Next up for BB&T-SunTrust: deciding where to unload branches; how the Trump administration would reform Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac; why the CFPB's payday rule is in the hands of a Texas judge; and more from this week's most-read stories.


How an ill-fated deal helped this bank find its purpose


Executives at Atlantic Capital Bank had to take a hard look at its strategy and culture after the acquisition of First Security Group dampened employee morale.


1st Security's first impression of Anchor was lasting


The two banks' strong chemistry helped 1st Security's integration of Anchor go smoothly.


Another former mutual is being sold to a credit union


3Rivers Federal Credit Union in Indiana will pay about $38 million for West End Bank.


Credit union-bank merger wave reaches Arizona


Arizona Federal Credit Union said its deal to buy Pinnacle Bank is the first of its kind in the Grand Canyon State.


'Merge or Die': How BB&T-SunTrust has changed the conversation


The biggest deal in more than a decade has sparked debate about the pressure for more bank consolidation and whether consumers will be hurt.


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.