Regional banks

Truist rising: With megamerger done, pressure on to deliver

12/09/19

Cost cutting and systems integrations are short-term priorities, but over time CEO Kelly King and his heir apparent, Bill Rogers, will have to exploit the combined BB&T-SunTrust's revenue potential and prove the biggest post-crisis merger was a good idea.

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Banker of the Year: Citizens Bank's Bruce Van Saun

12/01/19

Once struggling to remain relevant, the Providence, R.I., bank is now an industry standout. Inside the story of its resurgence.

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Threat of negative rates has banks setting floors on loans

11/27/19

Many lenders are establishing a firm bottom on variable interest rates amid intense competition for commercial credits, rising deposit costs and the possibility that the Fed could take rates to unprecedented lows.

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Would TD Bank benefit from a Schwab-Ameritrade deal?

11/21/19

Toronto-Dominion Bank would end up with a smaller stake in a larger brokerage if Schwab and TD Ameritrade combined. But it could parlay that stake into funds for a U.S. bank acquisition.

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Banks top credit unions in customer satisfaction, survey finds

11/21/19

New American Customer Satisfaction Index data shows consumers slightly favored banks, which are benefiting from investments in technology.

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Three takeaways from regulators' approval of the BB&T-SunTrust merger

11/20/19

The smooth and relatively short process should be encouraging to other big banks that are eyeing deals. But their window of opportunity may not last long.

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Fed, FDIC sign off on BB&T-SunTrust megamerger — with a catch

11/19/19

The regulators approved the deal after nine months of consideration, but the Fed hit SunTrust with a consent order tied to "unfair and deceptive" business practices from 2013 to 2017.

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Will Iberiabank's no-premium deal touch off big-bank M&A wave?

11/12/19

The Louisiana company's willingness to combine with First Horizon without a big initial payday is fueling talk that other banks could be keen on selling at relatively inexpensive prices.

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First Horizon to buy 30 branches as part of BB&T-SunTrust divestiture

11/08/19

BB&T and SunTrust had to sell the branches to get Justice Department approval, marking a big step towards closing their merger.

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Regions Financial rethinking M&A after First Horizon-Iberiabank deal

11/07/19

If the no-premium agreement announced by First Horizon and Iberiabank this week is a sign that sellers’ asking prices will come down, then Regions might reconsider its anti-M&A stance, a company executive said.

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