M&A

Howard Bancorp in Md. to exit mortgage lending

01/24/20

The company, which sold the business to a group of former employees, will shut down its operation this quarter.

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Critics of credit union-bank mergers have it all wrong

01/24/20

Bankers may not want to hear this, but communities benefit when credit unions buy banks.

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CapStar to buy two banks in middle Tennessee

01/23/20

The company will acquire the parent company of First National Bank of Manchester and Bank of Waynesboro for $85 million.

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Will NCUA capital plan encourage more bank-credit union deals?

01/23/20

Two major banking organizations objected to a proposal by the agency that would expand the pool of investors in subordinated debt issued by credit unions. They fear it could provide credit unions more financing to buy banks.

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Seacoast expanding in western Florida with Fourth Street acquisition

01/23/20

The company will pay $64 million to significantly increase its scale in the Tampa Bay area.

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Business First to acquire Louisiana rival Pedestal Bancshares

01/23/20

The company will pay $211 million for a bank with 22 branches as $1.2 billion in assets.

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Provident in Massachusetts buys warehouse lending business

01/22/20

The company acquired ResX Warehouse Lending from People's United Financial.

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Tennessee bank's sale a cautionary tale on out-of-market lending

01/22/20

Franklin Financial agreed to be sold less than a year after issues surfaced in its portfolio of shared national credits.

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Fifth Third branch openings could soon outnumber closings

01/22/20

While most banks are shrinking their branch networks, the Cincinnati bank is approaching the day where its branch expansion in the Southeast will more than offset closings in its legacy markets, its CEO says.

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BMO Harris hires two execs away from rival Fifth Third

01/22/20

Eric Smith and Michael Morton have been brought on as vice chairs to help build out the Chicago bank's commercial lending arm.

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