SmartFinancial to nearly double in size with purchase of N.C. bank


The Tennessee company will have $4 billion in assets and 47 branches in six states when it buys Entegra Financial.


Atlantic Capital selling branches in north Georgia, Tennessee


The company is selling 14 branches, including several around Chattanooga, Tenn., and its mortgage business to FB Financial so it can focus on its Atlanta operations and national lending businesses.


Fed allows investor to boost stake in CapStar


The Nashville, Tenn., company had opposed a request by Gaylon Lawrence to boost his ownership to 15%.


Farm Credit System makes a consumer push, and bankers push back


Bankers complain that the quasi-governmental system's new program designed to make more residential loans in four states goes well beyond its original mission.


First Horizon to book big 3Q gain from selling Visa stock


The Tennessee regional said the sale should boost quarterly profit by $160 million.


Merger costs dent First Horizon profits


One-time items included $43.2 million of second-quarter expenses related to the Capital Bank acquisition, but First Horizon executives forecast sizable savings from the deal.


Private investor to buy Florida bank


P. Byron DeFoor, who already has majority stakes in two community banks, is planning to buy First Columbia Bancorp.


FNS Bancshares in Ala. wades into Georgia with small bank acquisition


FNS Bancshares has agreed to buy Catoosa Bancshares in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., in all-cash deal.


SmartFinancial in Tennessee lands another acquisition


SmartFinancial has agreed to buy Foothills Bancorp for $36 million. It would be SmartFinancial's fifth bank acquisition since 2012.


CapStar to expand in southeastern Tenn. with Athens Bancshares deal


The company will pay $114 million to gain 10 branches and $482 million in assets.