HomeStreet to buy out its loudest critic


The activist investor Blue Lion Capital, which had pushed for HomeStreet's sale, is selling all of its stock to the Seattle company.


HomeStreet prevails in battle with activist investor


All of the Seattle company's directors, including CEO Mark Mason, were backed by shareholders despite a challenge by Blue Lion Partners.


What ruling on noncompete clauses means for banks — and job hunters


It just got harder for banks in Georgia to enforce noncompete agreements in employee contracts. For employees of two merging banks, BB&T and SunTrust, the timing couldn’t be better.


Activist investor to fight for HomeStreet board seats


Blue Lion Capital, which has been critical of the Seattle company in recent years, has nominated two individuals to become directors.


Banner Bank to sell loans, deposits in Idaho to credit union


Spokane Teachers Credit Union will transfer the assets and liabilities to a nearby branch.


Why a once-acquisitive bank cooled on M&A


Columbia Banking CEO Hadley Robbins says he's confident the bank can grow on its own as the number of buyout targets in the Pacific Northwest dwindles.


HomeStreet selling $14B in MSRs to New Residential, PennyMac


The moves are part of an ongoing effort by the Seattle bank to largely exit mortgage lending.


Buying a bank’s the obvious way to grow, but it’s not the only way


Sure, M&A is a good option, but so are branch deals or key hires, say two veteran bankers who shared some of their successful strategies at American Banker’s Retail Banking Growth Stories conference.


Former bank chief admits to years of filing false tax returns


Victor Karpiak stepped down as CEO of First Financial in 2013 after years of wrangling with a prominent activist investor.


HomeStreet has potential buyer for its mortgage operations


The Seattle company has a letter of intent to sell its home loan centers to Homebridge Financial Services.