'Pure extortion of commerce': Comments of the week


Readers weigh in on community development at BB&T-SunTrust, consider the role that branches play in bank marketing and debate the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


Suspense builds on new brand for BB&T-SunTrust


SunTrust CEO Bill Rogers on Thursday explained the direction he and BB&T chief Kelly King are going with the new name, but gave no hints on what it is or when it will be unveiled.


'Merge or Die': How BB&T-SunTrust has changed the conversation


The biggest deal in more than a decade has sparked debate about the pressure for more bank consolidation and whether consumers will be hurt.


Will BB&T-SunTrust serve the community or Wall Street?


BB&T’s chief executive has not prioritized meeting with local leaders and consumer advocates to discuss its merger plans, missing a valuable opportunity to create a new kind of large bank.


10 years after resurrection, BankUnited eyes Atlanta, servicing exit


The moves are part of a plan CEO Rajinder Singh discussed in a conversation with American Banker.


GreenSky loses key partner, raising concerns about its other bank relationships


Regions Financial said Thursday that it will not renew its contract with GreenSky — a move analysts say could prompt other banks to re-examine their lending arrangements with the fintech.


Congress should review BB&T-SunTrust deal before agencies rule: Waters


The chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee said the panel will be holding its own public hearings on the proposed merger.


BB&T, SunTrust clear key hurdle on road to merger


Concerns about job losses and political blowback still loom, but the two banks made it through a second day of public hearings hosted by the Fed relatively unscathed and with significant local support.


What ruling on noncompete clauses means for banks — and job hunters


It just got harder for banks in Georgia to enforce noncompete agreements in employee contracts. For employees of two merging banks, BB&T and SunTrust, the timing couldn’t be better.


Dimon and the pay gap, 5G's impact on banking, new Comerica CEO: Top stories of the week


How Jamie Dimon's salary ties into the broader discussion about pay inequity; how 5G could change the future of banking; Comerica's first new CEO in 17 years; and more from this week's most-read stories.