Regional banks

Associated to buy Bank Mutual in merger of large Wisconsin banks

07/20/17

The $482 million deal would be Associated's first bank acquisition since June 2007.

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F.N.B. set to play offense in North Carolina

07/20/17

The Pittsburgh company, pleased with employee and client retention from its March purchase of Yadkin Financial, is looking to hire lenders from other institutions.

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Take that, doubters: KeyCorp accelerates earn-back period for First Niagara

07/20/17

The Cleveland company, once criticized for an initial six-year forecast, now believes it will only take four years to rebuild its tangible book value.

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Regional banks push bill to replace SIFI asset threshold with risk score

07/20/17

Regional banks are hoping that recent comments by Fed Chair Janet Yellen can add fuel to their efforts to replace the $50 billion asset threshold for systemically important banks with a regulatory indicator test.

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People's United to buy national equipment finance business

07/20/17

Leaf Commercial Capital originates about $500 million in loans annually tied to equipment and software purchases.

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First Niagara factors heavily into KeyCorp's higher 2Q earnings

07/20/17

KeyCorp also recorded a gain after buying the remaining ownership interest in a merchant services joint venture.

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N.C. bank sends mixed signals on rival's hostile bid

07/19/17

KS Bancorp initially chided First Citizens for its aggressive moves before deciding to mull the offer over.

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U.S. Bancorp scrambles to keep pace in payments field

07/19/17

Revenue growth in its merchant payments business is expected to be tepid in the foreseeable future. The Minneapolis company says it is looking to ramp up innovation to stay competitive in a business that has been upended by fintech firms and online shopping.

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Synovus touts improved returns, efficiency in 2Q results

07/18/17

The Georgia company made more loans and controlled costs. As a result, it had a 1% return on assets and an efficiency ratio below 60%.

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Big-bank M&A is coming back, says KBW's Tom Michaud

07/18/17

The CEO of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a top matchmaker for bank mergers, explains why large banks will soon return to dealmaking after a long absence, the case for starting new banks and the enduring value of branches.

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