georgia

Three takeaways from regulators' approval of the BB&T-SunTrust merger

11/20/19

The smooth and relatively short process should be encouraging to other big banks that are eyeing deals. But their window of opportunity may not last long.

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First Horizon to buy 30 branches as part of BB&T-SunTrust divestiture

11/08/19

BB&T and SunTrust had to sell the branches to get Justice Department approval, marking a big step towards closing their merger.

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Synovus lowers loan growth outlook amid surge in CRE payoffs

10/22/19

The Columbus, Ga., company had been counting on increased volume to offset a squeeze in net interest margins.

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BB&T-SunTrust merger closing could slip into 2020

10/17/19

The companies say they're working hard to complete their deal this year — including spending millions on retention payments and other items — but there's no guarantee how quickly regulators will make their decisions.

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MetroCity in Georgia raises $26M through IPO

10/10/19

MetroCity Bankshares has said it could use the proceeds to open branches or pursue acquisitions.

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Atlanta becoming hot spot for branch expansion

10/08/19

A strong economy, low-cost deposits and disruption from M&A are presenting opportunities.

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First Citizens announces strategic acquisition in Georgia

09/24/19

The North Carolina company agreed to buy the much-smaller Community Financial Holding.

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Georgia bank agrees to sale to Florida credit union

09/17/19

First Commerce Credit Union's agreement to buy Citizens Bank brings to 14 the number of deals this year in which a credit union is buying a bank.

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FDIC approves Atlanta-area de novo

08/29/19

Loyal Trust Bank is the seventh proposed bank in 2019 to secure the agency's approval for deposit insurance.

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Anatomy of a smooth leadership transition

08/28/19

When H. Lynn Harton joined United Community Bank seven years ago, he knew he was on track to eventually become CEO. But he still felt he had to earn it.

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