Regional banks

Behind the Southeast’s bank M&A heat wave

07/10/17

The region is responsible for a third of all bank sellers — and more than half of the industry's overall deal volume.

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Digital identity profession (yes, it is one) now has a guild

06/30/17

Enabling peers to compare notes will help ID management specialists at regional, midtier banks who face the same requirements as large banks but command smaller operating budgets, IDPro’s founder says.

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M&A at midyear: Lackluster volume but attention-getting prices

06/29/17

While overall activity remains slow, sellers — particularly those flush with core deposits — are fetching premiums not seen in years.

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After the stress tests, the crowing

06/28/17

The largest banks announced plans to distribute capital back to shareholders after the Fed gave passing grades to everyone following this year’s CCAR stress tests.

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BOK Financial's talent refinery

06/27/17

Under Steven Bradshaw, the Oklahoma bank is engaging employees as never before by investing heavily in training and development. Don't think customers haven't noticed.

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2017 reputation survey: Banks avoid the Wells Fargo drag

06/27/17

Wells Fargo aside, the industry overall should be pleased with the results of our annual survey of bank reputations. One key insight: Displaying strong ethics is an effective way to improve what people think of your bank.

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New York Community joins bank exodus from home mortgages

06/27/17

Seeking to stay below $50 billion, the regional is selling its origination and servicing businesses.

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Difficult deal behind it, CIBC faces even bigger challenges

06/23/17

The Canadian bank twice sweetened its bid for PrivateBancorp, raising the stakes. Now it must gain traction in the hypercompetitive Chicago market while hunting for more acquisitions.

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‘Why the double standard?’: Comments of the week

06/23/17

Readers weigh in on chatbots, Amazon’s physical footprint expansion plans, alternative credit data and more.

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How to spot the talented employees at a selling bank

06/22/17

One of the biggest challenges after a merger is deciding which people to keep and which to let go. Learning to identify certain habits and skills could simplify those decisions.

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