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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

Why Banks Are Dumping Fannie, Freddie Debt
May 27, 2016 Banks have rushed to the exits when it comes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debt securities. Federal liquidity rules seem to be...

C&I's Problems Go Well Beyond Energy Loans
May 23, 2016 Nonperforming commercial-and-industrial loans are soaring, and loans to farmers and construction firms not just oil and gas...

Morning Scan: Lending Club's Morgan Stanley Ties; Credit Cards Soar
May 20, 2016 Wall Street Journal As Columbia Law School professor Robert Jackson noted in an op-ed on Thursday, there needs to be a...

Morning Scan: Google, Which Banned Payday Loan Ads, Is a Payday Loan Investor
May 19, 2016 Wall Street Journal Google last week said it planned to ban advertising from payday lenders, in a bid to offer protection to...

Morning Scan: JPMorgan Seals Off Swift Security Holes; Title Lenders Targeted?
May 18, 2016 Wall Street Journal JPMorgan Chase is trying to seal off potential gaps in its security system by limiting which employees...

Core Processors' Price Advantage No Longer Cuts It for Some Banks
May 18, 2016 Banks are trying to upgrade tech offerings, from mobile banking to bill pay. But that's easier said than done, in part because...

Morning Scan: Laplanche's Final Days at Lending Club; Treasury Market Watchdog
May 17, 2016 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Laplanche's Selective Disclosure: The Justice Department would like to have a few minutes with...

Morning Scan: LendingClub's Burned Investors; Swift Hack Victim ID'd
May 16, 2016 New York Times Investors were getting the short shrift from online marketplace lender LendingClub before its chief executive...

Small Tenn. Bank Goes Far and Wide to Build Wealth Business
May 11, 2016 Truxton Trust's approach is just one strategy banks are using attract more wealthy clients. But whether they are exploring...

High-Flying Boston Banks Watching for Signs of Trouble
May 6, 2016 Loan growth at several Boston banks, including many former mutuals, is higher than the national average. Still, bankers are...

Morning Scan: CFPB Arbitration Plan May Face Legal Challenge; Bitcoin 'Creator' Bows Out
May 6, 2016 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Reaction: The reaction to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposal to prevent banks...

Morning Scan: CFPB Set to End Mandatory Arbitration for Consumers
May 5, 2016 New York Times The Times has a curtain-raiser on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposal to let consumers bring...

Are Some Bank Directors Spread Too Thin?
May 4, 2016 Serving on a bank board is a tough gig, and the fact that a number of bank directors sit on the boards of four or more public...

Morning Scan: Prosper's Layoffs Show Marketplace Lender Backlash
May 4, 2016 Wall Street Journal The backlash to online marketplace lenders is in full swing. Prosper Marketplace will fire 171 workers...

Morning Scan: Fed Targets Derivatives in Bank-Bailout Prevention Plan
May 3, 2016 Wall Street Journal In another attempt to prevent taxpayer-funded bailouts of large banks, the Fed is scheduled to vote...

Morning Scan: Stripe Leads Fintech 'Revolution'; Bitcoin Creator Revealed?
May 2, 2016 Wall Street Journal Silicon Valley is investing in a startup that seeks an old-fashioned bank charter. Yes, you read that...

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...

'There Is No One Blockchain to Rule Them All'
Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, authors of "Blockchain Revolution," discuss the implications for banks of distributed ledger technology, the pros and cons of private blockchains compared to open networks, how DAOs might eliminate moral hazard, and more.
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