Energy industry

Pressure is on Daryl Byrd to prove Iberiabank's value


The energy crisis, hurricane damage and merger costs have hampered earnings per share at the Louisiana bank, and its CEO has to clear those hurdles and convince investors steady growth is ahead.


How the oil crash changed energy lending


Manuel Mehos, CEO of Green Bancorp in Houston, looks back at his company’s decision to exit energy lending last year. “The oil business is not what it used to be,” he says.


10 questions for Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan


The breadth and pace of change across banking and the rest of the business world is rapidly escalating, posing challenges for financial institutions and the economy alike, according to Robert Kaplan, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.


Energy losses, restructuring charges contribute to 2Q loss at MidSouth


The Louisiana company, which recorded a large loan-loss provision to cover energy-related chargeoffs, also disclosed a new regulatory order from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.


Fee income, wider margins boost profit at Texas Capital


The company's results benefited from its increased dealings in correspondent lending, while net chargeoffs tied to energy loans decreased during the second quarter.


Hancock continues to reduce size of energy portfolio


The Mississippi company reported higher quarterly earnings despite ongoing energy challenges. Hancock also benefited from its April purchase of the failed First NBC Bank.


Making Comerica great again: A restructuring success story (so far)


The Dallas company is in the middle of a dramatic turnaround after scaling back on energy loans and slashing expenses. Still, followers of the company seek assurances that the discipline will endure.


PACE loans take a hit on their home turf


Property Assessed Clean Energy loans can no longer be offered in unincorporated areas of Kern County, Calif. The controversial loans, meant to promote energy efficiency, began in California and are now offered in a number of states.


How banks are fighting climate change


When the U.S. withdrew from the Paris Agreement, business leaders across the country called on the private sector to step up their own efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. From new corporate governance practices to energy efficient upgrades, here’s a look at some of the ways the banking sector is combating climate change.


How this former energy lender found its Plan B in SBA


Deciding it had had enough of problem energy credits, Houston’s Green Bancorp shifted capital to Small Business Administration loans, increasingly popular among community banks because of the premiums they fetch from investors and Washington's increased commitment to the guarantee program.