First Horizon National

Year's 2nd-biggest merger, bank failures, small-bank layoffs: Top stories of the week


First Horizon, Iberiabank in year's second-biggest bank merger; bank failure in New Jersey is nation's third in a week; smaller banks take a turn swinging the ax; and more from this week's most-read stories.


How long can banks lean on C&I?


Commercial lending provided a boost for some regional banks in the third quarter, but further rate cuts and a slowing economy could challenge future growth.


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.


Visa stock sale, M&A deal drive profits at First Horizon


Earnings at the holding company for First Tennessee Bank beat expectations even after excluding those one-time factors.


Union Bankshares, Goldman Sachs and First Horizon: Bankers on the move


Several female executives accepted leadership roles throughout the industry and in regulatory roles during the past month.


First Horizon to book big 3Q gain from selling Visa stock


The Tennessee regional said the sale should boost quarterly profit by $160 million.


New digital banking chief at First Horizon


Dawn Morris, formerly of Webster Financial, will also oversee marketing and customer experience.


Merger costs dent First Horizon profits


One-time items included $43.2 million of second-quarter expenses related to the Capital Bank acquisition, but First Horizon executives forecast sizable savings from the deal.


Is tax reform fueling a price war in commercial lending?


Bankers hoped the tax overhaul would stimulate a boom in business borrowing, but several said this week that hasn’t happened yet. PNC’s Bill Demchak warned that the tax cuts could be encouraging lenders to underprice loans.


First Horizon sees profit boost and higher costs from Capital Bank deal


First Horizon CEO Bryan Jordan said the bank is still on track to meet cost-cutting targets from its 2017 deal for Capital Bank in North Carolina