Regional banks

Mortgages, tech expense create drag at Umpqua


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,


Hancock in Miss. announces rebranding effort, higher earnings


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


Keeping small businesses from overusing personal credit


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.


Inside Bank of the West's eastward expansion


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


Loan growth offsets fee-income drop at First Horizon


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.


Barb Godin is making Regions' lenders more accountable


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


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


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.


First Horizon buys commercial mortgage servicer


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.


Aggressive marketing, less red tape drive SBA boom


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.


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


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.