First South credit union to buy WinFirst Bank in Kentucky


There have now been a record 10 credit union-bank merger deals in 2019.


First Horizon may ask Alexa to help take on BB&T, SunTrust


The Memphis, Tenn., regional will explore the use of voice assistants as part of its digital banking push.


FB Financial wraps up mortgage refresh with correspondent channel sale


FB Financial is selling its correspondent lending channel to Rushmore Loan Management Services, which will complete the bank holding company's restructuring of its mortgage business.


United Community casts M&A net in BB&T-SunTrust strongholds


Lynn Harton, the Georgia bank's CEO and a 20-year BB&T veteran, is considering acquisitions in Alabama, Florida and Tennessee markets where the entity soon to be named Truist Financial has a high profile.


Well-known bank investor to buy big stake in Sevier County Bancshares


Ken Lehman will gain a 40% stake in the Tennessee bank as part of a broader plan to raise $13 million.


CapStar taps outsider as its next leader


The Nashville, Tenn., company hired Tim Schools from Highlands Bancshares to succeed founding CEO Claire Tucker.


You name it, this fast-growing regional has a plan (just ask)


Pinnacle Bank chief Terry Turner never lacks specifics. He wants to expand inside a triangular zone that connects three Southern and mid-Atlantic cities, aims to enter five particular markets, and speaks bluntly about his plans for hiring alums of BB&T and SunTrust.


Buyout drama in N.C. highlights flaw in MOE deals


SmartFinancial lined up a compelling merger with Entegra. Then a bigger bank offered more money and a higher premium.


First Citizens plays disruptor role with agreement to buy N.C. bank


Entegra Financial, which had agreed to sell to SmartFinancial, is now selling to First Citizens, which offered more money and will pay a breakup fee for the initial deal.


Franklin Financial braces for loan loss from shared national credit


The Tennessee company has set up a $3.5 million reserve associated with the unnamed borrower.