Andy Peters

Andy Peters writes about regional banks and community banks for American Banker. He has previously written for Bloomberg News and for the Daily Report, a legal newspaper in Atlanta. He got his start in journalism as an editorial intern for The New York Times.

Recent Stories From this Author

Synovus Reports Higher Profit, 4% C&I Lending Increase
January 27, 2015 Synovus Financial in Columbus, Ga., reported a sharp rise in fourth-quarter profit on loan growth, lower expenses, improved...

Louisiana Regulator Approves Liberty Bank’s Plan to Buy First Tuskegee
January 27, 2015 Liberty Bank & Trust in New Orleans has received regulatory approval to buy First Tuskegee Bank in Alabama, more than a year...

Morning Scan: Apple Pay Traction; RBC CEO Mystery Shops
January 26, 2015 Wall Street Journal Retailers large and small, not to mention the head of strategic partnerships at Visa, told the Journal...

Mystery Surrounding First Niagara's 'Process' Gaffe Remains Unsolved
January 23, 2015 First Niagara reported a fourth-quarter profit, but the more interesting question was why the Buffalo, N.Y., bank won't fully...

Morning Scan: RBC Takes Second Shot at U.S.; Dimon's Paycheck
January 23, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Canadian Invasion: The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Reuters (via the New York Times)...

Morning Scan: Europe's QE Plan; Investors 'Panicking' About Oil-Heavy Banks
January 22, 2015 Breaking News This Morning ... Earnings: KeyCorp, Huntington, BB&T, BankUnited Receiving Wide Coverage ... European QE:...

Banks Try to Balance Conflicting Demands to Pad Lending, Lower Costs
January 21, 2015 Fifth Third Bancorp and U.S. Bancorp say they will delicately approach expenses in 2015 — or at least until rates rise. They...

Fifth Third's Profit Falls 4% on Lower Loan and Fee Income
January 21, 2015 Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati reported a drop in fourth-quarter profit on lower interest income from lending, and from...

Morning Scan: Obama Plans to Fight for Dodd-Frank; Walmart's Latest Move
January 21, 2015 Breaking News This Morning ... Earnings: Fifth Third, U.S. Bancorp Receiving Wide Coverage ... SOTU from POTUS: Banking...

Regions' Profit Falls on Tighter Margins, Lower Fee Income
January 20, 2015 Regions Financial in Birmingham, Ala., reported a lower fourth-quarter profit because interest rates squeezed lending margins...

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