Regional banks

Umpqua hires first chief risk officer

09/20/17

The Oregon bank has expanded the role of its chief credit officer to include oversight of risk management.

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Bankers still unpopular with affluent customers

09/19/17

While the banking industry is winning over low- and middle-income groups, it is still trying to regain the trust of high earners who were stung during the financial crisis.

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A changing of the guard at Webster Financial

09/19/17

The Connecticut bank's president, John Ciulla, will succeed longtime CEO Jim Smith, who is retiring after three decades on the job.

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Bank M&A to slacken during Irma, Harvey recoveries

09/18/17

Florida and Texas are normally major sources of mergers, but bankers in those states likely will take a break to assess damage from the hurricanes before returning to dealmaking.

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These lending sectors could thrive in hurricane-recovery zones

09/14/17

Banks could be busy supplying credit to manufacturers, hotels, multifamily developers and other businesses that will be helping residents get their lives back on track after two fierce storms.

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Inside a growing bank’s surprising decision to close branches

09/13/17

Chemical Financial's decision to shutter nearly 40 branches and cut more than 200 jobs is due to improved technology and an effort to become more efficient after years of pursuing acquisitions.

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Banking roots remain sticky subject for political hopefuls

09/12/17

A New Jersey politician has downplayed his Goldman Sachs career. The move shows that bankers have a ways to go rebuilding credibility with voters, though factors such as party affiliation, location and the type of banking career also matter.

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Florida bankers exhale after Irma strikes

09/11/17

The hurricane was expected by many to deliver catastrophe. Instead, bankers are largely looking to restore power and confirm the status of employees.

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SBA bypasses banks in hurricane recovery efforts

09/11/17

The agency has earmarked all funds from a Hurricane Harvey recovery package for direct relief, despite calls to get more bankers involved in the process. It remains to be seen how the agency will handle the cleanup for Hurricane Irma.

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Associated to buy Chicago-area wealth management firm

09/11/17

Associated's agreement to buy Whitness & Co. comes just weeks after the company lined up its first bank deal since the financial crisis.

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