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Jackie Stewart

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New Micromentoring Program at BMO Financial Aims to Build Skills Quickly
September 25, 2016 When Laura Sikora interviewed at BMO Financial 20 years ago, she was struck by the fact that several people asked her what she...

Big Roles on First Niagara Integration Showcase KeyCorp's Women
September 25, 2016 There's a lot to be done now that KeyCorp has closed on its deal for First Niagara, and it's telling who has been put in...

Pay Equity Is a Priority for Zions Bank
September 25, 2016 For several years, Zions Bank has monitored salaries to ensure women aren't being paid less than men for comparable work. Last...

Lots of Banks Aim to Diversify, But Centric Puts a Twist on It
September 25, 2016 Centric Financial is one of the few publicly traded banking companies with women in the chief executive and chief financial...

Regulators Close Ark. Bank in Year's Fifth Failure
September 23, 2016 Arkansas regulators have closed the $66.3 million-asset Allied Bank in Mulberry, the fifth institution to fail this year.

Don't Be Afraid to Walk Away, and Other Good M&A Advice
September 23, 2016 Bankers can bolster investor confidence by showing they are taking a disciplined approach to M&A. That involves thorough due...

Bankers Temper Their Outlooks on Loan Growth Ever So Slightly
September 21, 2016 Bankers generally expect loan demand to increase over the next year, but global shocks, domestic politics and regional...

PL Capital Escalates Rhetoric Against Banc of California, CEO Sugarman
September 20, 2016 The activist investor is irate that the company's board will not meet to discuss concerns it has over executive compensation...

Add CRE Worries to List of Bank M&A Impediments
September 16, 2016 Banks that are heavily involved in commercial real estate lending may shy away from buying institutions with similar...

How This Small Bank Aims to Capitalize on Merger Disruption
September 13, 2016 With prolonged low interest rates, Centric Bank is targeting niche groups while eyeing ways to poach customers from recent...

M&A Likely to Remain Slow, Says First Horizon Chief
September 13, 2016 M&A activity has slowed this year, and D. Bryan Jordan, chairman and chief executive of First Horizon National in Memphis,...

CIBC Pledges Big Payments to Keep PrivateBank Execs
September 9, 2016 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has made good on its promise to keep key PrivateBancorp executives.

Employee Satisfaction as Risk Management
September 9, 2016 Old National Bancorp's more than 2,900 employees are treated to a variety of benefits, including financial help during...

How Old National Makes Employee Wishes Come True
August 28, 2016 Sometimes what makes a bank a great place to work is more about the coworkers than the job itself.

Never Mind Your Last Job. What Did You Wear Last Halloween?
August 28, 2016 Quirky Amarillo National Bank asks the strangest job interview questions, has a "director of celebrations" on staff, and makes...

What Overbanked Chicago Augurs for the Future of M&A
August 22, 2016 The Windy City is littered with small, privately held banks, some of which are looking to sell. Here is an overview of the...

Judges Deal Blows to Shareholders Filing 'Nuisance' M&A Suits
August 9, 2016 Several court decisions in Delaware could make it harder for shareholders to sue banks following a merger announcement.

Cost-Cutting Efforts Start to Pay Off at Zions
July 26, 2016 Zions Bancorp. in Salt lake City posted higher quarterly earnings after cutting expenses and making more loans.

Hard Part Begins for KeyCorp in First Niagara Deal
July 26, 2016 KeyCorp is on pace to complete its biggest acquisition to date next week. The company will face intense scrutiny to deliver...

Merger Expenses Weigh on KeyCorp's Earnings
July 26, 2016 KeyCorp in Cleveland posted lower quarterly profit as merger-related expenses cut into the bottom line.

Will Tech Advances Hurt the Underbanked?
It's long been assumed that technology will help the financially underserved access the banking services they need. Christine Duhaime, founder of the Digital Financial Institute, a fintech think-tank, says this assumption is wrong.
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