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

Higher Personnel Costs in 3Q Will Pay Off in Long Run, Bankers Say
October 31, 2014 Some banks' compensation expenses are soaring from the effects of technology upgrades, severance payments and the hunt for...

Fifth Third Committed to Mezzanine After Top Talent Bolts
October 30, 2014 Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati plans to remain in the business of providing mezzanine finance, even though a rival...

BB&T Opens Corporate Banking Office in New York
October 29, 2014 BB&T has opened an office of its capital markets unit in New York to service corporate and institutional customers in the...

Banks, Taking Hint from Regulators, Overhaul Overdrafts
October 28, 2014 The CFPB and other agencies are expected to take a hammer to banks' lucrative overdraft fee business, saying that it is a form...

Morning Scan: Stress Tests to Get Tough on Leveraged Loans; QRM Rule Bashed
October 24, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Prepping for Stress Tests: The Financial Times and Wall Street Journal each serves up a curtain...

Ill-Fated 2012 Branch Deal Still Haunts First Niagara
October 24, 2014 The company's $800 million goodwill impairment charge may reflect macroeconomic factors, but also likely resulted from a...

Morning Scan: New Mortgage Rules Approved; JPMorgan's China Hiring
October 23, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... New Mortgage Rules: Two Republicans on the Securities and Exchange Commission objected to...

Morning Scan: Mortgage Lending Debate; London Whale Blame Game
October 22, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... New QRM Rule Assessed: The reviews are coming in on the final QRM rule and reaction is mixed....

Regions Financial Cuts Costs to Offset Lower Revenue
October 21, 2014 Regions Financial in Birmingham, Ala., reported higher third-quarter earnings, as cost cuts offset declines in net interest...

Regional Banks' Great Lending Divide
October 21, 2014 Executives at regional banks around the country have reported a wide variation in quarterly loan growth (some good, some not)...

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