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HomeStreet to buy out its loudest critic

07/11/19

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

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HomeStreet prevails in battle with activist investor

06/21/19

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

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

05/01/19

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.

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Activist investor to fight for HomeStreet board seats

04/23/19

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

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

04/22/19

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

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Why a once-acquisitive bank cooled on M&A

04/22/19

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.

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

04/08/19

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

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

03/27/19

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.

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Former bank chief admits to years of filing false tax returns

02/28/19

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

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HomeStreet has potential buyer for its mortgage operations

02/27/19

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

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