First Horizon to buy Capital Bank in N.C. for $2.2 billion


The acquisition will make the Tennessee company one of the biggest banks in the Southeast with more than $40 billion in assets.


Former Tennessee Commerce exec admits to misleading FDIC


Lamar Cox pleaded guilty to hiding losses while the bank held government funds. Tennessee Commerce failed in 2012.


Volunteer Bancorp in Tennessee considering selling itself


The company has hired an investment bank to help it consider strategic alternatives, which could also include recapitalizing.


First Horizon's earnings rise on loan growth, cost control


The Memphis, Tenn., also reported an improvement in credit quality during the first quarter.


Three community bankers on how to balance tech, high-touch, costs


These execs say they are finding ways to reduce fixed costs in areas such as branching and personnel, offer appealing tech, yet provide in-person services when customers have concerns.


Franklin Financial pushes back termination deadline for Civic Bank deal


The Tennessee company has been working to resolve a memorandum of understanding tied to its CRE exposure.


Behind the year's second-largest bank deal


Pinnacle Financial wanted to be in high-growth markets. BNC Bancorp saw more regulatory burden looming and limited opportunities to sell itself. Those factors spurred what is currently the year's second-biggest bank deal.


Tennessee is latest battleground for controversial energy loan program


Bankers oppose legislation that would let local governments finance energy efficiency projects with liens ahead of the mortgage.


What (or who) led this Tennessee bank to leave its comfort zone?


Commerce Union had been focused on expanding around Nashville, Tenn., until a lender based 120 miles away was available to hire.


Commerce Union in Tenn. lines up next CEO


DeVan Ard will succeed William DeBerry when DeBerry retires in June.