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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

Riverview in Pa. Names New CEO, Delays Acquisition
July 1, 2015 Riverview Financial in Harrisburg, Pa., has promoted its president to chief executive after its previous CEO retired, and...

PayPal Agrees to Buy Remittance Firm Xoom for $890M in Cash
July 1, 2015 PayPal has agreed to acquire Xoom for $890 million, as the consumer payments company looks to expand into the international...

Equitable Financial in Neb. Plans Second-Step Conversion
June 30, 2015 Equitable Financial in Grand Island, Neb., said its depositors and stockholders have approved its plan to convert from a...

Farmers Bank & Trust in Kansas to Sell Mortgage Assets
June 29, 2015 Farmers Bank & Trust in Great Bend, Kan., has agreed to sell certain assets of its mortgage division to Prospect Mortgage in...

Citigroup to Acquire Brooks Brothers' Credit Card Portfolio
June 26, 2015 Citigroup has agreed to acquire Brooks Brothers' credit card portfolio and issue cards on behalf of the clothing retailer.

Carpenter & Co. Seeks Approval for New Bank in Southern California
June 25, 2015 If approved, Core Commercial Bank would be just the third new bank to open in the U.S. since the financial crisis.

Farmers National in Ohio to Buy Tri-State First Banc
June 24, 2015 Farmers National Banc in Canfield, Ohio, has agreed to buy Tri-State First Banc in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Wells Hires Two GE Capital Execs for Manufactured Home Lending
June 23, 2015 Wells Fargo has hired two executives to expand its lending for manufactured housing, following the San Francisco company's...

Morning Scan: Bernanke's a Hamilton Fan; Teaming with Marketplace Lenders
June 23, 2015 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Save Hamilton: Ben Bernanke has joined the growing chorus of those who say the Treasury should...

Flagstar Hires Israel to Lead Mortgage Banking Division
June 23, 2015 Flagstar Bancorp in Troy, Mich., has hired industry veteran Leonard Israel to lead its mortgage division.