M&A

Ant Financial buying MoneyGram; Will blockchain 'change the world'?

01/27/17

Chinese's largest online payments company to get a footprint in the U.S.; Believers in blockchain bemoan the lack of global cooperation.

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Green Dot said to be in talks to buy Russell Simmons's UniRush

01/26/17

Prepaid-card provider Green Dot Corp. is in talks to buy UniRush, a smaller competitor co-founded by Russell Simmons, the music industry entrepreneur behind rap label Def Jam, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Midland States to buy Centrue Financial in Illinois

01/26/17

The merger will create a bank with more than $4 billion in assets.

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'We don't feel the need to do another deal': Q&A with TD consumer head

01/26/17

TD Bank's consumer chief Michael Rhodes explains what service means in the digital age, why stress-testing is a good thing and why the bank is in no rush to make another acquisition.

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Wall Street women march; UBS' new female-friendlier strategy

01/26/17

Wall Street women on what the Women's March meant to them; UBS implementing a more female-friendly approach to wealth management; Beth Mooney outlines post-merger ambitions; and more.

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Astoria reports lower profit, stays mum on nixed sale

01/25/17

The Lake Success, N.Y., company’s bottom line fell 15% on lower net interest income, though its expenses shrank and fee income rose.

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How to boost revenue despite a reg order

01/25/17

Many banks are weighed down with orders tied to the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money-laundering laws. Others are dealing with low Community Reinvestment Act ratings. Bank M&A and branching are typically off the table until such issues are addressed, but that doesn't mean all growth opportunities are gone. Here are some ways constrained banks might be able to add revenue while working through their regulatory challenges.

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Huntington starts to tap into last year’s FirstMerit acquisition

01/25/17

Acquisition pushes quarterly revenues past $1 billion for first time ever.

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New York Community still hunting for a large acquisition

01/25/17

The company wants a big deal to help push it over $50 billion of assets, at which point it will be considered systematically important.

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First Merchants to buy Arlington Bank in Ohio

01/25/17

First Merchants in Muncie, Ind., has agreed to buy Arlington Bank in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

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