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


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


Synovus lowers loan growth outlook amid surge in CRE payoffs


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


BB&T-SunTrust merger closing could slip into 2020


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.


MetroCity in Georgia raises $26M through IPO


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


Atlanta becoming hot spot for branch expansion


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


First Citizens announces strategic acquisition in Georgia


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


Georgia bank agrees to sale to Florida credit union


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.


FDIC approves Atlanta-area de novo


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


Anatomy of a smooth leadership transition


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.


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.