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Andy Peters

Andy Peters is a data journalist for American Banker. He joined the publication in 2011 as a reporter covering community banks. 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.

Recent Stories from This Author

BNY Mellon Names Two Women Execs to Board
December 2, 2016 Bank of New York Mellon has named two women executives from the energy and technology sectors to its board.

Higher Rates May Renew Banks' Interest in Mortgage Servicing Rights
November 30, 2016 Some banks are set to get a fourth-quarter earnings boost from their MSR portfolios, thanks to a sudden spike in yields on...

Old National to Buy 16 Leased Branches in Ind., Ky., for $79M
November 22, 2016 Old National Bancorp in Evansville, Ind., has agreed to pay for $79.1 million to buy 16 branches and other offices that it had...

Ally to Pay $52M to Settle Subprime RMBS Investigation
November 21, 2016 Ally Financial in Detroit has agreed to pay $52 million to settle probes and claims related to its role as the underwriter for...

Bankers Balk at New HMDA Data Demands
November 17, 2016 Banks already have a difficult time collecting data on mortgage lending to minorities. New data requirements scheduled to take...

Early Trump Effect: Higher Yields and (Maybe) Lower Tech Costs
November 15, 2016 The surprising outcome of last week's presidential election is already causing some banks to adjust interest rates on loans...

New Legal Risk for Banks: Websites the Disabled Can't Access
November 10, 2016 Banks have been waiting on Justice Department guidelines on how to make their websites compliant with the Americans with...

CRE Lending: Time to Bail, or Dive In Head First?
November 3, 2016 Regulators have pressed banks to watch out for rising concentrations of commercial real estate loans. Some banks have paid...

Ex-First Niagara Customers to Receive Up to $22M of Refunds
November 1, 2016 Some former customers of First Niagara Bank in Buffalo, N.Y., which was bought by KeyCorp last month, will receive up to $22...

Fast-Growing Small Businesses Quick to Switch Banks: J.D. Power
October 27, 2016 Small businesses hungry for financing will quickly ditch a banking relationship if they are unhappy, according to a new J.D....

Banks Mine Data to Find High Earners Who Live It Up
October 26, 2016 They are called HENRYs high earners, not rich yet and they have the potential to generate lucrative wealth-management and...

Lower Yields Trump Loan Growth at Prosperity
October 26, 2016 Prosperity Bancshares' profit took a hit in the third quarter from lower yields on loans and higher expenses.

Higher Costs from GE Deal, Legal Reserves Lower State Street Profit
October 26, 2016 Higher costs associated with its GE Asset Management acquisition, legal reserves and job cuts combined to reduce State...

Capital One's 3Q Profit Falls on Costs to Build U.K. Refund Reserve
October 25, 2016 Costs associated with a customer refund reserve in the United Kingdom contributed to a decline in Capital One Financial's...

Flagstar's Profit Improves on Drop in Value of Legal Settlement Liability
October 25, 2016 Flagstar Bancorp's quarterly profit increased after a decline in the value of a 2012 legal settlement liability tied to its...

Mortgage, Commercial Lending Boost SunTrust's Revenue in 3Q
October 21, 2016 Profit fell at SunTrust Banks in Atlanta during the third quarter because of higher costs for technology and deposit insurance...

Auto Lending Is Losing Its Luster
October 21, 2016 Amid shrinking yields, rising delinquencies and repeated warnings from regulators about frothy market conditions, several...

Mortgages, Cards and Cost Cuts Lead Fifth Third Chief's Agenda
October 20, 2016 Greg Carmichael, who has been on the job nearly a year as Fifth Third's CEO, has started putting his stamp on the company by...

Fifth Third's Termination of Vantiv Tax Deals Boosts Profit
October 20, 2016 Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati reported higher third-quarter profit on the termination of tax receivables from its Vantiv...

BNY Mellon's New Custody Business Wins Fuels Increased Profit
October 20, 2016 Bank of New York Mellon's ability to bring in new business for its massive custody business propelled its quarterly profit.

Podcast
In this episode of Breaking Banks: American Banker's Innovator of the Year, John Hope Bryant of Operation Hope; Richard Brown and Charley Cooper of the blockchain consortium R3; and Ravi Srinivasan, who describes India's drastic move to stamp out cash.