Regional banks

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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First Horizon is getting ready to join the $50B club

07/14/17

Buying Capital Bank puts the company on a fast track for more regulatory scrutiny. Executives are identifying ways to boost revenue and taking other measures so it can handle the change.

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Strong commercial loan growth at PNC

07/14/17

Business lending rose 6% at the Pittsburgh bank, while consumer lending was largely flat.

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Cost control, increased lending pad quarterly profit at First Horizon

07/14/17

First Horizon reported lower fee income in the second quarter. The company said it is making progress planning for its pending purchase of Capital Bank Financial.

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The credit union for people who breathe air: Comments of the week

07/14/17

Readers slam credit unions’ ever-inclusive membership criteria, weigh in on the OCC’s proposed fintech charter, encourage a rewrite of the CRA, and more.

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Why more banks could ditch their holding companies

07/12/17

Bank of the Ozarks recently dissolved its holding company in a move that goes against modern banking strategy. There are, however, strong arguments for other institutions to follow the bank's lead.

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