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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: Mixed Opinions on Interest Rate Hike; BNY Mellon Glitch Update
August 28, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Mixed Signals: The backlash to the backlash has begun. After the China-infused market meltdown,...

Stewardship Financial in N.J. Raises $16.6M, Will Exit SBLF
August 28, 2015 Stewardship Financial in Midland Park, N.J., has issued $16.6 million in subordinated debt and plans to exit the Small...

Regions Hires Kate Danella to Wealth Management Post
August 28, 2015 Regions Financial in Birmingham, Ala., has named Kate Randall Danella as executive in charge of several wealth management...

Sunshine Financial in Florida to Restate 1Q, 2Q Results
August 28, 2015 Sunshine Financial in Tallahassee, Fla., will restate earnings for the first and second quarters after it discovered an...

First NBC in La. to Raise Purchase Price for State Investors
August 27, 2015 First NBC Bank Holding in New Orleans has agreed to raise its purchase price for State Investors Bancorp and has delayed the...

Morning Scan: Fed Pushes for Real-Time Payments Monitoring; BNY Mellon Software Glitch
August 27, 2015 Wall Street Journal The Federal Reserve wants big banks to monitor payments in real-time and they want it done now. JPMorgan...

Premier Financial in W.Va. Borrows $12M from First Guaranty
August 27, 2015 Premier Financial Bancorp in Huntington, W.Va., has received a $12 million loan from First Guaranty Bancshares in Hammond, La.

Avadian Credit Union in Ala. to Buy American Bank of Huntsville
August 26, 2015 Avadian Credit Union in Birmingham, Ala., has agreed to buy American Bank of Huntsville in Alabama.

Morning Scan: Fannie Mae Program to Expand Loan Qualifications; The Return of QE?
August 26, 2015 Wall Street Journal The paper has a story on Fannie Mae's revamped HomeReady program, designed to give help to low-income...

Former Hancock Chief Carl Chaney Joins JTS Capital
August 25, 2015 Carl Chaney, a former co-chief executive of Hancock Holding, has joined JTS Capital Group as vice chairman.

Morning Scan: Stock Market Rout Shows Two Sides of Dodd-Frank; Vatican's AML Cop
August 25, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Dodd-Frank's Good and Bad Sides: Monday's stock market meltdown offered up a case study in how...

Morning Scan: Global Stock Sell-Off Puts Rate Hike in Doubt; Student-Lending Woes
August 24, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Global Market Crisis: The massive stock market sell-off that began on Friday (the Dow Jones...

Fifth Third Names BNY Mellon Exec as Chief Legal Officer
August 21, 2015 Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati has hired a Bank of New York Mellon executive as its chief legal officer.

Santa Cruz County Bank in Calif. Names Chief Lending Officer
August 21, 2015 Santa Cruz County Bank in California has named Angelo DeBernardo its chief lending officer.

First Financial Northwest in Washington Adds Two Directors
August 21, 2015 First Financial Northwest in Renton, Wash., has added a former Sandler O'Neill investment banker and a PacWest Bancorp...

First Horizon in Tenn. Delays Closing of TrustAtlantic Deal
August 21, 2015 First Horizon National in Memphis, Tenn., is giving itself another two months to complete its purchase of TrustAtlantic...

Cecil Bancorp in Md. Ordered to Raise Capital or Find Buyer
August 21, 2015 Cecil Bancorp in Elkton, Md., has been ordered by federal regulators to raise more capital or sell itself.

Planters in Mississippi to Buy Covenant Bank
August 20, 2015 Planters Holding in Indianola, Miss., has agreed to buy Covenant Financial in Clarksdale, Miss.

Citi to Refund $4.5M in Fees to Investment Customers
August 19, 2015 Citigroup has agreed to refund $4.5 million to global markets customers who were charged excessive fees and did not receive...

AJS Bancorp in Illinois Hires Weberling as CFO
August 19, 2015 AJS Bancorp in Midlothian, Ill., has hired a replacement for its chief financial officer, who resigned earlier this month.