Regional banks

Rising commercial deposit costs? It’s not the worst thing

08/07/17

Many banks are adopting an “it takes money to make money” approach, paying more interest on deposits in exchange for loan growth, fee income and customer retention.

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Do's and don'ts of a hostile bank takeover

08/03/17

The key to an unsolicited bid is to avoid looking like a bully. That requires clear communication with a target's investors, employees and clients — along with any other banks you might eventually want to buy.

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Bankers frustrated with Chicago market take business elsewhere

08/01/17

Rising taxes, declining population and the political landscape in Illinois have led several bankers to put more money and resources into nearby states.

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The trade-offs in a N.J. bank's out-of-state expansion plan

07/27/17

Valley National's latest acquisition would make it a much bigger player in Florida and provide a platform to write more auto loans. Both markets present attractive returns but high risks.

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Why midsize buyers could set pace for bank consolidation

07/21/17

Associated Banc-Corp is the latest industry welterweight to get back into M&A. That should benefit larger sellers that have watched the bigger regionals sit idle in the last couple of years.

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Regions’ profit grows on credit quality improvement

07/21/17

The Birmingham, Ala., bank has been cutting exposure to indirect auto, multifamily and medical office lending, categories it deems high-risk.

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Huntington's profit rises on FirstMerit deal, efficiency efforts

07/21/17

The Ohio company also reported that credit quality metrics remain well within its targeted range.

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More lending, lower provision provide lift to SunTrust's earnings

07/21/17

Increased dealings in direct consumer lending and guaranteed student loans offset a decline in mortgage-related income. A lower loan-loss provision also helped the bottom line.

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Merger expenses cut into profits at People’s United

07/20/17

But the Connecticut company says the efficiencies of its recent acquisition of Suffolk Bancorp will begin to be realized soon.

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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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