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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

Congressional in Maryland Gets Approvals to Buy American Bank
October 9, 2015 Congressional Bancshares in Bethesda, Md., has received regulatory and shareholder approval to acquire American Bank in...

Old National in Ind. to Buy 14 of Its Own Branches
October 8, 2015 Old National said that by owning the branches instead of leasing them, it would have greater control of the properties,...

Royal Bank of Canada Gets Fed Approval for City National Deal
October 7, 2015 Royal Bank of Canada has received approval from the Federal Reserve Board to buy City National in Los Angeles.

First Cecilian to Buy Farmers Bancshares in Ky.
October 5, 2015 First Cecilian Bancorp in Cecilia, Ky., has agreed to buy Farmers Bancshares in Hardinsburg, Ky.

CenterState to Buy Community Bank of South Florida
October 5, 2015 CenterState Banks in Davenport, Fla., has agreed to buy Community Bank of South Florida in Homestead.

Banc of California to Buy New HQ Building for $77M
October 5, 2015 Banc of California in Irvine has agreed to buy a Santa Ana office building for $77 million for its headquarters.

Banks Remain Wary of Online Lending, Despite the Lure
October 5, 2015 Kabbage is one of many nonbank lenders looking to partner with traditional financial institutions. But the firm is facing a...

Pacific Premier to Buy Security California Bancorp
October 1, 2015 Pacific Premier Bancorp in Irvine, Calif., has agreed to buy Security California Bancorp in Riverside, Calif.

Independence in S.C. Fires CEO, Suspends Payments Project
October 1, 2015 Independence Bancshares in Greenville, S.C., has dismissed Gordon Baird as chief executive and suspended its development of a...

Park Sterling in N.C. to Buy First Capital Bancorp in Va.
October 1, 2015 Park Sterling in Charlotte, N.C., has agreed to buy First Capital Bancorp in Glen Allen, Va.

Scratching Out Cost Savings Is Harder for Some Bankers than Others
September 30, 2015 Get a bunch of community bankers together and they start sharing efficiency ratios like golf scores. There seem to be more...

HomeStreet in Seattle to Buy Orange County Business Bank
September 28, 2015 The $4.8 billion-asset HomeStreet said in a press release Monday that it will pay $49.8 million in stock, or $11.70 a share,...

Berkshire Hills in Mass. Names New Bank President
September 25, 2015 Berkshire Hills Bancorp in Pittsfield, Mass., has named a new president and chief operating officer for its bank.

Morning Scan: More Redlining Settlements?; Homebuilders Excited, Problems Loom
September 25, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Concern About Redlining Settlement: Some observers expressed concern over the $33 million...

Morning Scan: Problems for Student-Loan Pools; Energy Lenders Squeezed
September 24, 2015 Wall Street Journal Here's another problem with America's skyrocketing student-loan debt. Bonds backed by student loans are...

Severn in Maryland Hires Former Susquehanna Exec
September 23, 2015 Severn Bancorp in Annapolis, Md., has hired a former Susquehanna Bancshares executive as its chief lending officer.

Washington Federal's CFO to Resign in December
September 23, 2015 Washington Federal in Seattle said its chief financial officer, Diane Kelleher, plans to step down at yearend.

Morning Scan: Moynihan Wins Vote; Blankfein's Illness
September 23, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... B of A Passes Vote Test: Brian Moynihan decisively won a shareholder vote to allow him to retain...

Alerus to Buy Beacon Bank in Minnesota
September 23, 2015 The acquisition would be Alerus Financial's first since it bought Private Bank Minnesota in Minneapolis in June 2014. The...

Morning Scan: B of A Chairman-CEO Controversy Dates to Lewis; 'BitLicense' Granted
September 22, 2015 Wall Street Journal The shareholder vote on Tuesday whether to let Brian Moynihan retain both titles — chairman and...