Regional banks

A banker’s view of the Puerto Rican debt crisis

08/29/17

In the coming year, bankers in Puerto Rico will need to keep an eye on how steep cuts in government spending will affect the island’s consumers, says José Rafael Fernández, CEO of OFG Bancorp.

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Texas banks begin long process of assessing damage from Harvey

08/28/17

Their immediate effort is to ensure colleagues and clients are safe and that banking services are available to hurricane victims. The next big issue is preparing for the financial hit banks and customers will take from wind and water damage.

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How we pick the Best Banks to Work For

08/28/17

The Best Banks to Work For study is a collaboration between American Banker and the Best Companies Group, which conducts extensive employee surveys and reviews employer reports on benefits and policies.

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A state-owned bank in New Jersey?

08/25/17

An ex-banker running for governor has proposed the idea. It's a political perennial, but industry officials are nonetheless raising concerns.

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Clearing another Fed hurdle at Santander Holdings

08/25/17

The Boston company — a division of the Spanish banking giant Banco Santander — announced that the Federal Reserve has terminated a 2014 written agreement barring it from declaring dividends without central bank approval.

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The wisdom in being an open-minded buyer or seller — or both

08/24/17

Bank Mutual was still in talks to buy a bank roughly its own size when it began exploring a sale. The move allowed Bank Mutual to quickly find a buyer after its planned acquisition fell through.

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OCC lets banks close Gulf Coast branches as potential hurricane nears

08/24/17

The agency's statement comes as Tropical Storm Harvey gets closer to the Texas shore.

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How Arkansas became home to three fast-growing banks

08/23/17

Bank of the Ozarks, Home BancShares and Simmons First have used acquisitions and a business-friendly environment in their home state to become regional powers.

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The risks and rewards of banking the government

08/15/17

People’s United recently won the deposit business of the states of Massachusetts and Vermont, punctuating a multiyear plan to expand in government banking. But it’s a hard niche to succeed in, and, as other banks can attest, it can invite controversy.

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Fifth Third to realize 3Q windfall from latest sale of Vantiv shares

08/08/17

The regional bank will record a pretax gain of about $1 billion as it continues to shed its stake in the payment processor Vantiv.

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