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

Banks Could Be Next Target in Debt Collection Litigation
October 1, 2014 The CFPB's lawsuit against an Atlanta-area debt collector could open the door to litigation against banks for their role in...

Bank of America Fined $7.65 Million on Capital Overstatement
September 29, 2014 Bank of America has agreed to pay $7.65 million to settle charges that it overstated its capital levels because of incorrect...

Morning Scan: Secret New York Fed Recordings Released; U.S. Bank Fined
September 26, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage.... Secret Fed Tapes: Here's all you need to pique your interest: It's the "Ray Rice video for the...

Morning Scan: Home Depot Lawsuits Roll In; RBS IPO Rebounds
September 25, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage... Here Come the Lawyers: What did you expect, Home Depot would get a free pass from lawyers on its...

Morning Scan: RBS Citizens IPO Sputters; Wal-Mart Checking Accounts
September 24, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... You're No Alibaba: Royal Bank of Scotland cut the price on the IPO of its U.S. banking unit,...

Wal-Mart Move Further Tests Banks' Defenses Against Disruption
September 24, 2014 While community bankers admit they are worried about Wal-Mart's latest move in financial services, the fact is that they have...

Online Business Lender Kabbage to Offer Personal Loans
September 24, 2014 Kabbage will offer online personal loans starting this week as it expands its product lineup and tries to compete head-on with...

Fifth Third Forms New Payments Division
September 24, 2014 Fifth Third Bancorp has combined several business divisions into a new unit focused on payments, as the Cincinnati company...

BB&T's Smaller Rivals Sense Chance to Steal Loan Business
September 23, 2014 BB&T's smaller competitors are convinced the Winston-Salem bank is moving the decision-making on commercial loan applications...

Morning Scan: Terrorism Finance Verdict Puts Banks on Notice; Wells Fargo Fined
September 23, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Guilty: A word of warning to banks (as if they didn't already know this): Be careful who you do...

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