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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

The Bancorp in Delaware Swings to Loss, Hit by AML Costs
April 29, 2016 The Bancorp in Wilmington, Del., swung to a first-quarter loss on higher costs to review and improve its compliance with...

Where the Custody Banks Recovered Millions in Lost Revenue
April 28, 2016 Bank of New York Mellon and Northern Trust are charging money market investors more fees after previously cutting them major...

Energy Loan Losses Take Toll at Prosperity in Houston
April 27, 2016 First-quarter net income at the $22 billion-asset company fell 6.4% to $69 million year over year and earnings per share fell...

Cullen/Frost's Profit Falls on Mounting Energy Troubles
April 27, 2016 A $15 million gain from securities transactions and modest loan growth weren't enough to offset the impact of delinquent...

State Street Still in Pain, No-Gain Stage
April 27, 2016 The scramble to cut costs at State Street continues as the custody bank seeks to make up for declining fees and add...

Higher Provisions Hit Trustmark Profit
April 26, 2016 Trustmark in Jackson, Miss., said higher loan-loss provisions were largely to blame for a 7.4% year-over-year decline in its...

Wells Fargo's Stumpf Easily Hangs On to Chairman's Title
April 26, 2016 Corporate governance experts normally recommend splitting the chairman and CEO roles at public companies, but Wells'...

Another Go at Bank Conversion from Har-Co Credit Union
April 25, 2016 The $189 million-asset credit union has asked approval from state and federal regulators to convert to a state-chartered...

Old Doral Assets Producing for Popular
April 25, 2016 A decline in expenses and a modest rise in lending income boosted first-quarter profit at Popular in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Revenue Growth Dulls SunTrustís Energy Pain
April 22, 2016 SunTrust Banks in Atlanta increased reserves for downgraded energy loans in the first quarter, but it was still able to...

Fed Extends Comment Period on Huntington-FirstMerit Deal
April 22, 2016 The Federal Reserve is giving the public more time to comment on Huntington Bancshares' agreement to buy FirstMerit in Akron,...

Merger Costs Hammer F.N.B.'s 1Q Profit
April 22, 2016 F.N.B.'s acquisition of Metro Bancorp bulked up the Pittsburgh company's loan book, but M&A costs ate into its first-quarter...

A Solid 1Q at Western Alliance After M&A Deal
April 21, 2016 Western Alliance Bancorp. in Phoenix reported higher first-quarter profit as its remains a busy dealmaker.

Texas Capital Profit Hit by Energy Loans, Lower Fees and Expenses
April 21, 2016 A triple whammy of nonperforming energy loans, higher expenses and a decline in fee income walloped Texas Capital Bancshares'...

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Boosts People's United
April 21, 2016 People's United Financial in Bridgeport, Conn., reported higher first-quarter profits as it increased lending for both...

A Bank's Debt Sale that Passes Religious Muster
April 20, 2016 University Bancorp in Michigan says the main goal of its recent debt offering was to raise capital, but it also was designed...

Signs of a Cooling Multifamily Market from N.Y. Lenders
April 20, 2016 Competitive pricing and softening demand at the high end of the apartment- and condo-building market had executives at...

Loan Growth in N.Y. Boosts BankUnited's 1Q Profit
April 20, 2016 Loan growth, primarily in its New York market, drove BankUnited's profit higher in the first quarter. Net income at the $25...

Emigrant in N.Y. Seeks to Double Stake in The Bancorp
April 20, 2016 Emigrant Bank in New York has asked for regulatory approval to double its ownership stake in The Bancorp in Wilmington, Del.

Former Montana Bank CEO Joins Board of Calif. Bank
April 19, 2016 Community Bank in Pasadena, Calif., said Tuesday that it has named Lyle Knight, a former CEO of First Interstate BancSystem in...