Bigger is better, BB&T-SunTrust chiefs assure skeptics


The two banks’ CEOs used a public hearing to argue their merger will be a boon for underserved markets. But other speakers warned that bank consolidation hurts communities.


FDIC must have full board to rule on BB&T-SunTrust: Sherrod Brown


In separate letters to President Trump and the head of the FDIC, the Senate Democrat said the merger cannot be approved until all five seats of the agency's board of directors are filled.


BB&T, SunTrust hire ad agency to develop new brand


Interbrand will work with employees of both banks to develop a new brand and logo.


U.S. Bancorp chief downplays interest in M&A


Asked whether the BB&T-SunTrust deal had sparked a desire to pursue deals, Andy Cecere emphasized a focus on digital upgrades and opening branches in new markets.


First Horizon, Pinnacle boost hiring in wake of BB&T-SunTrust deal


Executives at the Tennessee banks are using the biggest bank merger in a decade to aggressively recruit lenders and clients in Southeastern markets.


SunTrust CFO to depart following merger with BB&T


Allison Dukes says she will not be joining the combined company because she wants to remain in Atlanta, where she is involved with a number of civic and philanthropic organizations. The merged company will be headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.


BB&T, SunTrust pledge $30M for affordable housing in Charlotte


The two banks will each give $15 million to the Foundation for the Carolinas, which supports affordable housing development in Mecklenburg County.


There's another way to beat big banks at tech


Community and regional banks may not be able to outspend their larger rivals, but they can be more nimble in implementing the necessary culture change.


Top Senate Democrat presses BB&T, SunTrust on impact of merger


Sen. Sherrod Brown, the Senate Banking Committee's top Democrat, said the banks failed to provide enough information on how their proposed combination would affect employees and consumers.


Wall Street South lands BB&T, SunTrust. No Amazon contest needed.


It was early on a February morning when Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Vi Lyles got the call: BB&T would combine with SunTrust in the largest bank deal in a decade and wanted to place its headquarters in her city.