First Horizon commits $4 billion to community-development lending


Following its acquisition last November of Capital Bank in North Carolina, First Horizon will fund mortgage and small-business lending in low-income areas of the Southeast and expand its vendor relationships with minority-owned firms.


One-time charges overshadow higher 4Q revenue at Pinnacle in Tenn.


The company, which bought BNC Bancorp to enter North Carolina last year, recorded $19.1 million in merger-related expenses and an $8.3 million pretax loss tied to investment securities.


SmartFinancial's strategy: Go where the big guys aren't


The Tennessee company has been buying banks in smaller markets and college town where it rarely has to compete with financial giants.


Tech threatens to further commoditize banking, First Horizon chief warns


Banks, especially smaller institutions, will be forced to find more ways to differentiate, Bryan Jordan said in an interview that also covered his company's recent purchase of Capital Bank and how tax reform will immediately stimulate the economy.


SmartFinancial's latest deal involves expansion in middle Tennessee


The company will also gain branches in northern Alabama when it buys Tennessee Bancshares.


First Horizon in Tenn. raises cost-cutting goal for Capital Bank deal


The company also set high expectations for revenue opportunities while projecting it will deliver at 15% return on equity in 2019.


CapStar in Tenn. presses Fed to reject investor's change in control notice


CapStar in Tenn. claims Gaylon Lawrence violated the Change in Bank Control Act by building a 10% stake without prior Fed approval. The company is convinced Lawrence's long-term plan includes a hostile takeover.


Apex Bank in Tenn. to buy two branches from Capital Bank


The Tennessee branches are being sold as part of First Horizon's deal to buy Capital.


Franklin Financial in Tenn. takes second swipe at bank acquisition


The company has reapplied to buy Civic Bank more than a year after a regulatory snag forced it to put the deal on ice.


Bank tries to rebuff investor by labeling him holding company


CapStar Financial is suing an investor on claims he misled other shareholders and is trying to skirt bank holding company laws.