Regional banks

Santander's Botin says distrust of bankers still fuels populism

11/05/19

Banco Santander Chairman Ana Botin said that more than a decade after the financial crisis, bankers and other elites remain distrusted around the world, and "as a result, political populism is ascendant."

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BB&T-SunTrust effect at play in First Horizon deal

11/04/19

First Horizon and Iberiabank solidified their resolve after BB&T and SunTrust announced their merger. Bryan Jordan, First Horizon's CEO, says he's convinced the earlier deal is having a similar influence at other regional banks.

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First Horizon to buy Iberiabank in one of year's biggest bank mergers

11/04/19

The acquisition will create a Southeastern regional with $75 billion in assets across 11 states.

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Mobile investments give banks a small-business trust bump

10/31/19

Taking a page from fintech competitors, banks have worked to enrich the small-business app experience.

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What helped Cullen/Frost expand its 3Q margin

10/31/19

The San Antonio company said it withstood rate pressures because it has been ahead of the game in deposit pricing over the last two years.

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Banks extending more credit to PE. Will they regret it?

10/30/19

Bank and other lenders are said to have poured hundreds of billions of dollars into financing private-equity firms and their investment deals in recent years. Defaults have been low, but an economic slowdown could put these relationships to the test.

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New York Community warns about heated competition in multifamily lending

10/30/19

Shares in the lender fell after it reported lower third-quarter profits, said nonperforming assets rose and cautioned that it had lost multifamily loan deals to competitors offering easier terms.

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Is the end of Libor a threat to financial stability?

10/27/19

Concerns over banks’ level of preparation have led to worries about disruptions in the lending market, and some financial institutions warn that a new interest rate benchmark could cause lenders to pull back on credit.

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Scotiabank’s ‘digital factories,’ CFPB’s complaint leader, small-regional survival guide: Top stories of the week

10/25/19

Why the Toronto bank is focusing on digital features; complaints about credit monitoring plans flood CFPB; the strategies midsize banks are relying on to stimulate growth; and more from this week’s most-read stories.

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A survival guide for small regionals

10/23/19

Midsize players like BankUnited, BOK and Fulton Financial plan to rely on selective M&A, catering to niches overlooked by big banks, aggressive recruitment of commercial lenders and other strategies to stimulate revenue growth.

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