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Andy Peters

Andy Peters writes about regional banks, consumer finance and debt collections for American Banker. He also co-writes the Morning Scan column. He has previously written for Bloomberg 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. His Twitter handle is @AndyPetersAB

Recent Stories From this Author

Morning Scan: U.S. Investments Banks Have Upper Hand on European Rivals; Student Loans for the Rich
July 31, 2015 Wall Street Journal The U.S. may be second fiddle to Europe in the Ryder Cup golf competition, but that's not the case when...

Morning Scan: UBS Case Highlights Clintons' Corporate Ties; Banks Push Derivatives for Capital Help
July 30, 2015 Hillary Clinton's connections to UBS, which has made donations to the family's charitable foundation, comes under the...

ESSA Bancorp in Pa. to Buy Eagle National Bancorp
July 29, 2015 ESSA Bancorp in Stroudsburg, Pa., has agreed to buy Eagle National Bancorp in Upper Darby, Pa., for $25.3 million.

Morning Scan: Home Prices Flatten in Potential Good News for Buyers; RBS' Citizens Sell-Off
July 29, 2015 Wall Street Journal The rate of home-price appreciation has slowed, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index for...

Cullen/Frost Chief Dick Evans to Retire; Successor Named
July 29, 2015 Dick Evans will retire as Cullen/Frost Bankers' chairman and chief executive in March, and the San Antonio company has chosen...

Equity Bancshares in Kansas to Buy First Independence
July 28, 2015 Equity Bancshares in Wichita, Kan., has agreed to buy First Independence in Independence, Kan. The companies expect the deal...

ASB Bancorp in N.C. Faces New Activist-Investor Threat
July 28, 2015 ASB Bancorp in Asheville, N.C., is facing a potential proxy fight from New Jersey activist investor Lawrence Seidman.

Southern States in Ala. to Buy Ga. Bank
July 28, 2015 Southern States Bancshares in Anniston, Ala., has agreed to buy Columbus Community Bank in Georgia for $21.4 million.

Morning Scan: Merchants Seek Dismissal of $6B Credit Card Settlement; Faulty Credit Reports Targeted
July 28, 2015 Wall Street Journal If you can't trust your lawyer, who can you trust? Visa, MasterCard and millions of merchants may see...

Fiserv to Adopt Fujitsu's Handprint Authentication Tech
July 27, 2015 Fiserv has agreed to use Fujitsu's handprint-scanning system for fraud prevention in its account-processing product.

Independent of Texas to Buy Grand Bank in Dallas
July 27, 2015 Independent Bank Group in McKinney, Texas, has agreed to buy Grand Bank in Dallas for $80.1 million.

Eagle in Md. Sells Indirect Auto Portfolio to MainStreet in Va.
July 27, 2015 Eagle Bancorp in Bethesda, Md., has sold its indirect auto loan portfolio to MainStreet Bank in Fairfax, Va.

Morning Scan: B of A to Pledge $75B to Climate Change Lending; Citi, B of A Shares Lag
July 27, 2015 Wall Street Journal Bank of America is one of more than a dozen companies expected to sign an agreement Monday at the White...

First Niagara's Profit Hit by Tech Costs, Lower Yields
July 24, 2015 First Niagara Financial Group in Buffalo, N.Y., reported lower second-quarter profit as the cost of technology improvements...

First Financial in Ohio to Buy Provider of Insurance Financing
July 24, 2015 First Financial Bancorp in Cincinnati has agreed to buy Oak Street Holdings, a provider of commercial financing to the...

BankUnited's 2Q Profit Falls on Indemnification Asset Costs
July 24, 2015 BankUnited in Miami Lakes, Fla., reported a decline in second-quarter profit as increased costs from its Federal Deposit...

Morning Scan: Banks Questioned in FIFA Probe; B of A's Management Shuffle Examined
July 24, 2015 Wall Street Journal Federal prosecutors and New York's top banking cop have contacted at least 10 banks for questioning on...

F.N.B.'s Profit Climbs on Commercial Loan Growth
July 23, 2015 F.N.B. in Pittsburgh reported higher second-quarter profit as it booked more commercial real estate and business loans.

Morning Scan: Moynihan Shuffles B of A's Management Ranks; N.Y. Regulator Queries Banks
July 23, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... B of A Deck Shuffling: Brian Moynihan is playing musical chairs again. Bank of America's chief...

Morning Scan: Shelby in No Rush to Confirm Fed Nominees; Banks to Pay for New Roads?
July 22, 2015 Wall Street Journal The Federal Reserve Board will soon be at full-strength for the first time since August 2013, thanks to...