Regional banks

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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Smaller banks take a turn swinging the ax

11/06/19

While layoffs at big banks get the headlines, small and midsize lenders are also trimming payrolls in response to lower rates and fears that a recession is getting closer.

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Manufacturing 'an area we're watching closely': KeyCorp CFO

11/06/19

Don Kimble assured investors Wednesday that the bank is being "very diligent" in lending to an industry some experts say is already in a recession. Echoing other banking executives, he also predicted that consumer lending would drive overall loan growth in the near term.

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Comerica Chairman Babb to retire at year-end

11/05/19

Ralph Babb had stepped down as CEO in April. Curtis Farmer, who succeeded him as chief executive, will assume the chairman's title starting next year.

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Santander's Botin says distrust of bankers still fuels populism

11/05/19

Banco Santander Chairman Ana Botin said that more than a decade after the financial crisis, bankers and other elites remain distrusted around the world, and "as a result, political populism is ascendant."

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BB&T-SunTrust effect at play in First Horizon deal

11/04/19

First Horizon and Iberiabank solidified their resolve after BB&T and SunTrust announced their merger. Bryan Jordan, First Horizon's CEO, says he's convinced the earlier deal is having a similar influence at other regional banks.

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First Horizon to buy Iberiabank in one of year's biggest bank mergers

11/04/19

The acquisition will create a Southeastern regional with $75 billion in assets across 11 states.

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Mobile investments give banks a small-business trust bump

10/31/19

Taking a page from fintech competitors, banks have worked to enrich the small-business app experience.

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What helped Cullen/Frost expand its 3Q margin

10/31/19

The San Antonio company said it withstood rate pressures because it has been ahead of the game in deposit pricing over the last two years.

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Banks extending more credit to PE. Will they regret it?

10/30/19

Bank and other lenders are said to have poured hundreds of billions of dollars into financing private-equity firms and their investment deals in recent years. Defaults have been low, but an economic slowdown could put these relationships to the test.

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