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Merchants Bank and The First National Bank of Northfield have reached a definitive agreement for Merchants to acquire the Northfield banking institution, according to Gregory M. Evans, President and CEO of Merchants Financial Group, Inc. and... Read Story
April 23, 2019, 07:15 AM


HSBC US Commercial Banking announced that it has teamed up with Neptune Financial (NepFin) to better serve the capital needs of middle market businesses in the United States. Through this partnership, firms doing business with NepFin will now be able... Read Story
February 28, 2019, 07:10 AM


SunTrust Banks, Inc. and BB&T Corporation announced both companies' boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger of equals valued at approximately $66 billion. The combined company will be the... Read Story
February 07, 2019, 07:30 AM


Most large banks said that providing Open Banking services for their commercial clients is a key strategic initiative in their digital transformation programs, and many expect Open Banking to help them achieve double-digit revenue growth, according... Read Story
December 07, 2018, 07:12 AM


As technology and ongoing competitive disruption force banks to reinvent themselves, the risk management function must undergo a revolution in risk management professionals balancing their roles and operating models, according to a new report... Read Story
November 21, 2018, 07:20 AM


Despite widespread economic and business optimism among small business owners, many are feeling underappreciated by their banks. According to the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Small Business Banking Satisfaction Study, just 37 percent of small business... Read Story
November 01, 2018, 07:11 AM


Wells Fargo & Company announced Lisa Stevens, Regional Banking executive for the Western Region, has decided to leave Wells Fargo after a 29-year career. Stevens will depart in late October.Stevens began her career with Wells Fargo in 1989. She... Read Story
October 02, 2018, 07:15 AM


Ninety percent of U.S. bank chief executives (CEOs) are very confident about the growth prospects for their companies over the next three years, with mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and third-party strategic alliances helping fuel this growth... Read Story
July 24, 2018, 07:20 AM


Capital One announced Lou Mastrianni has been named Northeast Market Manager for its Middle Market Banking group. In this role, he will lead the team focused on supporting clients in the Northeast, including New York City. He will report to Steve... Read Story
June 20, 2018, 07:20 AM


U.S. bank profits are projected to reach pre-crisis levels but CECL could slow overall balance sheet growth, according to a new report from S&P Global Market Intelligence that also questions the benefits of newly enacted tax reforms.S&P Global Market... Read Story
June 01, 2018, 07:15 AM


Competitive pressures from banks and nonbanks are contributing to easing in underwriting, increasing the risk that sound pricing structures and practices may be compromised, according to a new report from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency... Read Story
May 30, 2018, 07:13 AM


Bank lending to small businesses, a major contributor to local economies and job creation around the country, is still depressed several years after the end of the U.S. financial crisis that started in 2008, according to a new study by faculty at... Read Story
January 24, 2018, 07:20 AM


Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Camden R. Fine released the following statement on the Senate's passage of the pro-growth Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).“With the Senate’s passage of its tax reform bill, ICBA and... Read Story
December 04, 2017, 07:15 AM


From the third quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, results shows a marked shift in lenders outlook on the U.S. economy in both the near and long term.The Q3 2017 survey results reversed the recent trend of expectations for... Read Story
October 17, 2017, 07:14 AM


Blumberg Capital's Annual FinTech Survey finds more than two-thirds of Americans are looking for banks to provide new FinTech solutions. Consumers remain loyal to big banks despite a majority of Americans believing that traditional financial... Read Story
October 12, 2017, 07:19 AM


Risk in the portfolio of large syndicated bank loans declined slightly but remains elevated, according to the Shared National Credit (SNC) Program Review released by the Federal Reserve Board (Federal Reserve), the Federal Deposit Insurance... Read Story
August 04, 2017, 07:25 AM


PayNet and Mirador announce an advanced integration of technology services for a mutual bank customer. This enhancement provides access to new predictive data and risk management tools that improve credit decisions and operational efficiencies in the... Read Story
June 13, 2017, 07:09 AM


Business owners are more optimistic than any time in the eight year history of the U.S. Bank Small Business Annual Survey. Times are good and they're getting better, although there are still challenges ahead, according to the survey. Owners are... Read Story
May 02, 2017, 08:12 AM


Signature Bank announced it was named Best Commercial Bank of the Year in the United States in the International Banker 2017 North and South American Awards. The International Banker annual banking awards were established to identify leading banking... Read Story
March 31, 2017, 07:10 AM


Financial research firm Greenwich Associates recently named Huntington one of the top banks for businesses nationally with the presentation of Greenwich Best Brand Awards for ease of doing business with middle-market companies and small businesses... Read Story
January 13, 2017, 07:16 AM


From the fourth quarter Phoenix Management "Lending Climate in America" Survey, results shows a positive outlook on the U.S. economy in both the near and long term. Lenders confidence on how they expect the U.S. economy to perform beyond the next 6... Read Story
December 19, 2016, 07:40 AM


Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry announced that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) would move forward with considering applications from financial technology (fintech) companies to become special purpose national... Read Story
December 05, 2016, 07:15 AM


BankFinancial Corporation announced its conversion to a Bank Holding Company registered with the Federal Reserve Board effective at the close of operations on November 30, 2016. Concurrently, its wholly-owned bank subsidiary will become BankFinancial... Read Story
December 01, 2016, 07:05 AM


The October 2016 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices (SLOOS) addressed changes in the standards and terms on, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households over the past three months. This summary discusses the... Read Story
November 14, 2016, 07:14 AM


The first Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software, and services will grow from $73.7 billion in 2016 to $101.6 billion in 2020. This... Read Story
October 17, 2016, 07:15 AM


The FASB's new standard on accounting for credit losses on financial instruments will affect U.S. banks' reserving practices, says Fitch Ratings. However, it will be manageable as banks have adequate time to prepare for implementation. The new... Read Story
July 21, 2016, 07:13 AM


The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that improves financial reporting by requiring timelier recording of credit losses on loans and other financial instruments held by financial institutions and... Read Story
June 22, 2016, 07:15 AM


Increasing competition and regulatory pressures are encouraging more community banks to offer equipment leasing products to their customers. Independent Banker, a publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America, is sponsoring a webinar at... Read Story
April 04, 2016, 07:10 AM


Western Independent Bankers (WIB), a trade association which markets to over 600 community and regional banks, announced that it will partner with Bizfi, a financial technology company that provides a wide range of financing options for small... Read Story
March 18, 2016, 07:12 AM


Fortune magazine named U.S. Bancorp the most admired superregional bank today, the sixth consecutive year that it has topped the list. “Integrity and ethics are fundamental to how we do business," said Richard Davis, chairman and chief executive... Read Story
February 22, 2016, 07:03 AM


The country’s biggest banks have established themselves as the strongest brands among U.S. middle market companies—a segment that is growing in the form of increased demand for credit and other banking services. Meanwhile, the list of strongest bank... Read Story
December 03, 2015, 07:09 AM


According to a report from Greenwich Associates, for the past two years, small businesses and mid-sized companies have become increasingly happy about the status of their banking relationships. For qualified borrowers, credit has been widely... Read Story
March 30, 2015, 07:03 AM


Faced with losing market share to non-traditional competitors, senior bank executives say they are squarely focused on improving the customer experience and transforming their businesses at the strategic, operational and structural level, according... Read Story
July 29, 2014, 07:00 AM


According to a Bloomberg report, Banks’ loan-loss reserves may jump 50% under a proposed U.S. accounting-rule change that redefines how quickly firms must recognize bad debts, standard-setters said. The report outlines how the proposed rule pushes... Read Story
December 21, 2012, 07:00 AM


Less than one third (27.5%) of bankers believe their local economy will improve in the next six months, according to Grant Thornton LLP’s annual Bank Executive Survey, conducted in conjunction with Bank Director. The results reflect a steep drop from... Read Story
August 17, 2012, 07:33 AM


Bloomberg reported that the Federal Reserve and Chairman Ben Bernanke may be taking another look at cutting the interest rate the Fed pays on bank reserves to bring down short-term borrowing costs and spur the slowing U.S. expansion. According to the... Read Story
July 30, 2012, 07:00 AM


Bloomberg reported that JPMorgan Chase’s trading losses from credit derivatives trading may total as much as $9 billion according to a report issued by the New York Times. On May 10, JPMorgan Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon reported the bank lost... Read Story
June 28, 2012, 07:45 AM


Bloomberg reported JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon told Congress the bank let traders take risks they didn’t understand, but did not answer questions about more than $2 billion in trading losses.According to the report, Dimon... Read Story
June 13, 2012, 07:40 AM


Bloomberg reported that Moody’s Investors Service will start cutting the credit ratings of more than 100 banks this month, a move that risks pushing up their funding costs and forcing them to curb lending in a threat to economic growth. According to... Read Story
May 09, 2012, 07:30 AM


Growth projections remain strong among executives surveyed for PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer: 78% expect positive growth over the next 12 months, with 35% projecting double-digit growth and 43% forecasting single-digit growth. The... Read Story
February 08, 2012, 06:30 AM