Former Avenue bankers look to form bank in Tennessee


Studio Bank aims to become the first de novo in Nashville in nearly a decade.


Behind a Georgia bank’s long and winding succession plan


Lynn Harton was finally named CEO of United Community Bank after a five-year apprenticeship, though Jimmy Tallent remains CEO of the parent company. The executives have long touted an ability to bounce ideas off each other as a reason for United's success.


Pinnacle's 2Q results show gains in old and new markets


The Tennessee company reported higher profit that reflected its June purchase of BNC Bancorp and nearly $670 million of organic loan growth during the second quarter.


First Horizon is getting ready to join the $50B club


Buying Capital Bank puts the company on a fast track for more regulatory scrutiny. Executives are identifying ways to boost revenue and taking other measures so it can handle the change.


Cost control, increased lending pad quarterly profit at First Horizon


First Horizon reported lower fee income in the second quarter. The company said it is making progress planning for its pending purchase of Capital Bank Financial.


What’s in store for the nation’s newest regional bank


Pinnacle Financial Partners closed in on $20 billion in assets by buying BNC. It now has to integrate the North Carolina bank, while finding ways to boost profit and adapt to increased regulatory burden.


So you want to bank a rock’n’roll star ...


Lending and managing money for recording artists and labels can be a profitable niche. But volatile income streams, intellectual property challenges and business model upheaval can trip up the inexperienced.


FB Financial retools M&A deal to address Fed concern


The company was set to sell a 24% stake in itself to buy two Tennessee banks but has restructured the arrangement to avoid a potential conflict cited by a regulator.


A Southeastern expansion at SmartFinancial


The Tennessee bank has agreed to pay nearly $85 million for Capstone Bancshares in Alabama.


First Horizon bets on SIFI changes with blockbuster deal


First Horizon CEO Bryan Jordan explains why he thinks policymakers will change the $50 billion asset cutoff and justify the regional bank's big acquisition.