Regional banks

Mortgages, tech expense create drag at Umpqua

10/19/17

Net income for the Oregon regional bank was $61.3 million, a slight decline from the same quarter last year. It earned 28 cents per share and fell short of analysts’ expectations,

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Hancock in Miss. announces rebranding effort, higher earnings

10/18/17

The company, which plans to change its name to Hancock Whitney next year, reported increased profit that reflected balance sheet growth.

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Keeping small businesses from overusing personal credit

10/17/17

TD Bank has pledged $3 million to provide credit counseling to small-business owners. The hope is that those owners will use commercial loans to replace personal credit cards and home equity as their primary forms of business funding.

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Inside Bank of the West's eastward expansion

10/16/17

The San Francisco bank hopes to win middle-market business from its new commercial offices in Cleveland and Dallas.

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Loan growth offsets fee-income drop at First Horizon

10/14/17

The Tennessee company reported 6% growth in loans, which included strong C&I and CRE grains. However, revenue shrank thanks partly to a steep falloff in fixed-income fees.

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Barb Godin is making Regions' lenders more accountable

10/13/17

Regions Financial's chief credit officer is leading a transformation in the way the company manages risk in its loan portfolio.

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Choose the company you work for carefully: Huntington's Mary Navarro

10/12/17

What's more important than which job you take? Which company you work for. That is one of the lessons Huntington’s Mary Navarro learned in her 42 years in banking.

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First Horizon buys commercial mortgage servicer

10/11/17

The Tennessee bank said it has bought Professional Mortgage in Greenville, S.C., which services about $1.1 billion of commercial mortgage loans for 23 correspondent life company lenders.

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Aggressive marketing, less red tape drive SBA boom

10/11/17

Efforts to make it easier for smaller businesses to apply for SBA loans, coupled by concerted expansion efforts among key regional and community banks, contributed to the third consecutive record for 7(a) lending.

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Standing pat is not an option in the quest for branch relevancy

10/10/17

Branches may be closing in droves, but they still play a key role in attracting and retaining customers. Here's how three banks are trying to maximize their potential.

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