Regional banks

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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BBVA hosts Amazon lockers in Austin branches

01/23/17

Add package pickup to the growing list of things banks are doing with branches as foot traffic declines.

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M&T's Wilmers joins billionaires club off bank stock rally

01/19/17

The rally in bank stocks since Donald Trump's surprise victory in November has minted a new billionaire banker ahead of Friday's inauguration: M&T Bank CEO Robert Wilmers.

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Signature posts healthy profit despite medallion-loan losses

01/19/17

The New York bank weathered headwinds in its taxi-medallion portfolio to post double-digit growth in earnings and net interest income during the fourth quarter.

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Expense cuts, rate hike boost Comerica's 4Q profit

01/17/17

Improved credit quality also helped compensate for flat loan growth at the Dallas bank.

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