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

Revenue Woes Forcing Regionals to Examine More Cuts
April 17, 2014 Midsize banks remain concerned about their ability to meaningfully grow revenue at a time when yields on loans are narrowing...

Fifth Third Studying Return to Small-Dollar Credit: CEO Kabat
April 17, 2014 Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) isn't giving up on the small-dollar loan market, Chief Executive Kevin Kabat said Thursday.

Fifth Third's Profit Falls on Payments Unit's Decline, Legal Costs
April 17, 2014 Fifth Third Bancorp said a drop in the value of a payments subsidiary, and higher legal costs, led to a 25% year-over-year...

M&T's Wilmers Defends Hudson City Deal at Investor Meeting
April 15, 2014 Robert Wilmers, chairman and CEO of M&T Bank, told shareholders at its annual meeting that times are tough for banking and...

Key Democrats Backed Troubled CertusBank's Charter Bid
April 7, 2014 Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and nine other Democrats urged financial regulators in 2010 to consider Certus' charter as a way...

Foreign Banks Need Major Tech Investments to Fix Capital Plans
April 3, 2014 The Federal Reserve rejected capital plans for three foreign-owned banks, which need time and millions of dollars in...

CertusBank Co-CEO Williams Quits After Expenses Questioned
April 1, 2014 Charles M. Williams, co-chief executive of CertusBank, has quit the Greenville, S.C., company amid allegations of gross...

TCF Selling Its Investment Stakes in Small Banks
March 28, 2014 The Minnesota-based regional bank once invested in community banks but is pulling back from that strategy, as the recent sale...

Certus Dream Team Gets Its Wake-Up Call
March 27, 2014 The "dream team" of bankers who set up Greenville, S.C.-based CertusBank attracted half a billion dollars from hedge funds to...

Banks' Neglect of Tech Comes Back to Haunt
March 26, 2014 More banks are deciding to invest millions in mobile banking, video tellers and core-processing upgrades after avoiding...

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