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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

Which Big Banks Would Suffer Most If Rates Fell Below Zero?
June 20, 2016 For the first time, the Fed this year is requiring banks subject to stress tests to show how they would cope with the...

Ally Bank Pulls Out the Plastic with Cash Rewards Credit Card
June 16, 2016 Ally Financial has introduced its first credit card, as the online bank continues to add products to complement its staple car...

Small Fla. Bank Is First in U.S. to Issue Credit Card for Use in Cuba
June 15, 2016 Stonegate Bank in Florida has introduced a credit card that its customers can use in Cuba. In doing so, the $2.5 billion-asset...

How Worried Should Banks Be About Rise in Problem CRE Loans?
June 14, 2016 Delinquencies on non-owner-occupied commercial real estate loans ticked up in the first quarter after years of steady...

Banks' Guessing Game: Which Customers to Keep When Rates Rise
June 7, 2016 Most banks will be content to let the rate chasers walk if CD rates rise, but they'll still need to hike payouts if they hope...

Morning Scan: Overheated Auto Lending Sector Worries Dimon; Tougher Stress Tests Coming
June 3, 2016 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Auto Loans in the Spotlight: All of those TV and radio advertisements from car dealerships could...

Morning Scan: Mortgage Laws Put Lenders in a Bind; Rappers' Fraud Confession
June 2, 2016 Receiving Wide Coverage ... State of Banking, Continued: The regulatory push for banks to take fewer risks in mortgage...

Morning Scan: Community Banks Enjoy Rebound; Tarullo's Influence
June 1, 2016 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Return to Form?: Community banks are doing very well, thank you very much, Mr. Dimon. But it's...

Morning Scan: Broad Questions About Banking's Future Amid Pressures
May 31, 2016 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Banking's Identity Crisis: Banks are in the midst of a period of upheaval, as the industry seeks...

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...

'If Your Bank Isn't Integrated with Siri, Your Bank Is Irrelevant'
Moven founder and all-around fintech evangelist Brett King discusses how financial institutions can survive a future where artificial intelligence is widespread and plastic cards are no more.
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