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.


Pinnacle Financial to buy Bank of North Carolina parent


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


SmartFinancial in Tenn. to conduct an IPO


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


For First Horizon, bigger is better when scouting bank deals


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.