Behind the Southeast’s bank M&A heat wave


The region is responsible for a third of all bank sellers — and more than half of the industry's overall deal volume.


Credit union with IBM ties buys Florida bank


Mackinac Savings Bank is the first bank acquisition for IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union.


A well-known digital bank could be back on the block


Customers Bancorp is weighing two cash offers and other options for BankMobile after Flagship Community Bank was unable to raise the capital needed to buy the unit.


A second cross-Florida M&A deal for Seacoast


The bank, based on the east coast of Florida, is bulking up on the Gulf. It has agreed to buy NorthStar Bank in Tampa a month after buying another bank in the same city.


Seacoast to buy Palm Beach Community Bank in Florida


Seacoast will pay $71 million in cash and stock in a deal that is expected to close in the third quarter.


First Horizon bets on SIFI changes with blockbuster deal


First Horizon CEO Bryan Jordan explains why he thinks policymakers will change the $50 billion asset cutoff and justify the regional bank's big acquisition.


City National in Miami forms equipment finance business


City National Capital Finance is a nationwide platform with a focus on large and midsize clients. The unit has offices in Florida, Texas, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and New York.


BankUnited reports higher quarterly profit despite medallion woes


The Florida company relied on loan growth and loan sales to offset higher expenses and ongoing issues in its taxi medallion lending operations.


Proposed Florida de novo clears key regulatory hurdle


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has given preliminary conditional approval for Winter Park National Bank, allowing organizers to work on office space, hire staff and raise capital.


Three community bankers on how to balance tech, high-touch, costs


These execs say they are finding ways to reduce fixed costs in areas such as branching and personnel, offer appealing tech, yet provide in-person services when customers have concerns.