M&A

'Truist' rebrand prompts lawsuit by N.C. credit union

06/17/19

Winston-Salem-based Truliant Federal Credit Union has filed a suit in federal court claiming that BB&T and SunTrust banks’ post-merger brand represents trademark infringement and unfair competition.

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Could Texas acquisition signal a return of bigger bank deals?

06/17/19

Deal values this year have been smaller than last year despite the hubbub over BB&T-SunTrust. Prosperity's agreement to buy LegacyTexas raises the possibility that the size of bank deals could start climbing.

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Prosperity to buy LegacyTexas Bank for $2.1 billion

06/17/19

The deal, among the four biggest bank acquisitions announced this year, would make Prosperity the second-largest bank based in Texas.

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Goldman plans revamp; Banks deal with climate change

06/17/19

The bank is looking to combine several units that invest in income-producing assets; increased scrutiny has led banks to address the risks of climate change.

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Beyond 'Truist': A brief history of unusual bank brands

06/16/19

"Truist" was roundly mocked when it was unveiled as the name of the merging BB&T and SunTrust, but it’s hardly the first bank moniker to elicit a "huh?" from critics.

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'You had a great brand. Egos killed it': Comments of the week

06/13/19

Readers respond to BB&T-SunTrust's rebranding, consider the future of home equity loans, debate the number of credit unions buying up community banks and more.

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United Community casts M&A net in BB&T-SunTrust strongholds

06/13/19

Lynn Harton, the Georgia bank's CEO and a 20-year BB&T veteran, is considering acquisitions in Alabama, Florida and Tennessee markets where the entity soon to be named Truist Financial has a high profile.

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First Merchants settles with Justice Department over mortgage practices

06/13/19

The Indiana company, which has an acquisition pending, will make more loans in minority neighborhoods around Indianapolis.

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When is a fintech too big to be bought by a bank?

06/13/19

The head of the venture capital firm Nyca Partners recommends that banks find firms that are big players in narrow markets and wouldn't strain tangible common equity to purchase.

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Consumers pounce on 4% mortgages; What’s in a name?

06/13/19

Lenders should get a boost from refinances and purchase loans; BB&T and SunTrust Banks’ name choice questioned.

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