Tennessee

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

04/11/17

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.

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Franklin Financial pushes back termination deadline for Civic Bank deal

04/04/17

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

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Behind the year's second-largest bank deal

03/10/17

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.

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Tennessee is latest battleground for controversial energy loan program

03/06/17

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

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

02/27/17

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

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Commerce Union in Tenn. lines up next CEO

01/30/17

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

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Pinnacle Financial to buy Bank of North Carolina parent

01/23/17

The $1.9 billion deal – the largest announced in 2017 – will create a bank with nearly $20 billion in assets.

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SmartFinancial in Tenn. to conduct an IPO

01/18/17

About $12 million of the proceeds will go toward exiting the Small Business Lending Fund.

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For First Horizon, bigger is better when scouting bank deals

01/13/17

The company would prefer buying banks with $5 billion to $10 billion in assets unless it finds an appealing alternative in a strategic market such as Raleigh or Nashville.

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