Regional banks

Why bank M&A cooled in 1Q and won't get hot anytime soon

04/24/17

Forecasts for better times ahead in banking have sellers wanting more and buyers pursuing less.

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Associated Banc-Corp. hits growth targets, reports CRA upgrade

04/20/17

The Wisconsin regional's profits rose 35% in the first quarter on healthy loan growth, wider margins and an improved efficiency ratio while saying its "satisfactory" CRA rating had been restored.

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Midsize banks on Dodd-Frank relief: Raise the asset thresholds

04/13/17

In an interview, CEOs for midsize banks said they are hopeful for a bipartisan Dodd-Frank Act reform bill that eases regulatory requirements for institutions with assets of more than $10 billion.

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The real-world impact of Dodd-Frank, stress tests and other regs

04/04/17

In his annual letter to shareholders, M&T Bank chief Robert Wilmers laid out in compelling detail how government policies intended to protect American families have ultimately stymied economic growth.

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One-size-fits-all rulemaking hurts regional banks: M&T’s Wilmers

04/04/17

Because the fates of banks and the communities they serve are so intertwined, the regulatory impacts borne by regional banks are inextricably linked to the repercussions experienced by their customers.

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Happy medium: 'Tweener' regionals try creative growth strategies

03/28/17

Creative growth strategies are helping banks with $10B to $50B of assets — including Webster and TCF — improve profitability. These ‘tweeners’ deal with tougher regulations than smaller competitors without the scale larger ones have to absorb the expense.

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How will stress tests change in the Trump era?

03/03/17

The recent decision by the Federal Reserve Board to exempt banks with less than $250 billion in assets from the qualitative aspects of the CCAR stress tests may be a sign of things to come, says Joo-Yung Lee, head of North American financial institutions at Fitch Ratings.

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How much has regulation really curbed lending?

03/01/17

Critics of Dodd-Frank argue that post-crisis regulations put a damper on lending. But loan growth at regional and community banks has "actually been very strong," says Joo-Yung Lee, head of North American financial institutions at Fitch Ratings.

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Citizens seeks edge in middle market with tech partnership

02/07/17

By partnering with matchmaking platform Opportunity Network, Citizens will be able to better connect corporate clients to deals worldwide.

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Huntington starts to tap into last year’s FirstMerit acquisition

01/25/17

Acquisition pushes quarterly revenues past $1 billion for first time ever.

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