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Jackie Stewart

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Getting Employees Comfortable with Change Key to IT Overhaul
February 11, 2016 Bank of Missouri knew that using new technology was important in making its business processes more efficient. But its IT team...

Why Banks Should Sell a Deal Before Announcing†It
February 8, 2016 Bankers need to let investors know in advance what types of deals they are willing to pursue, along with the financial...

Umpqua Hoarding Capital in Face of Economic Uncertainty
January 28, 2016 The Oregon company is disinclined to pursue acquisitions or buy back stock anytime soon, though it still would consider...

Umpqua's Profit Jumps on Higher Mortgage Fee, Lower Costs
January 27, 2016 Umpqua Holdings in Portland, Ore., posted stronger quarterly earnings because of an increase in mortgage banking fees and...

New York Community Posts Loss on Debt-Prepayment Charge
January 27, 2016 New York Community Bancorp in Westbury, N.Y., posted a fourth-quarter loss after incurring a large charge from prepaying $10.4...

New York Community Set to Accelerate Loan Growth
January 27, 2016 The company no longer feels the need to sell loans since it has a deal in hand to confidently cross a key regulatory...

Midwest M&A Heats Up as Regional Banks Make Big Moves
January 26, 2016 More than half of the deals announced so far this year have involved sellers from the Midwest. Expect activity in the region...

BancorpSouth Profits Fall After Overdraft Settlement
January 25, 2016 The $13.8 billion-asset company said Monday after the market closed that it earned $21.2 million, down roughly 26% from a year...

Weakness in Commodity, Machine Prices to Test Farm Lenders
January 25, 2016 Ag lenders enjoyed solid credit metrics and an increase in farms loans in 2015. Those results could come under pressure this...

Bankers Shrug Off Economic Worries, Project 2016 Loan Growth
January 21, 2016 At least five regional banks on Thursday discarded concerns about the global economy, stocks, interest rates and credit...

KeyCorp Posts Lower Profit on Higher Expenses
January 21, 2016 KeyCorp reported lower quarterly results that reflected higher expenses and lower fee income.

Regional Banks Remain Positive on Large-Scale M&A
January 21, 2016 KeyCorp believes it can surpass cost-cutting projections tied to its purchase of First Niagara Financial, while BB&T believes...

Bank Buyers Take a Harder Look at Sellers' Cyber Defenses
January 15, 2016 Acquirers are starting to look more closely at a sellerís commitment to cybersecurity to avoid reputational and operational...

Anchor's Sale to Old National Caps Off Improbable Turnaround
January 12, 2016 Chris Bauer, who navigated Anchor BanCorp through bankruptcy and an IPO, will stay with Old National in an unspecified role....

Meet a Florida Banker Determined to Avoid M&A
January 7, 2016 Joseph Chillura, CEO of the $3.5 billion-asset USAmeriBank, runs a privately held company that should be an ideal candidate...

'There's a Thawing': Bank M&A Matchmakers on the Year Ahead
January 4, 2016 Bank consolidation turned a corner last year as more large banks became comfortable returning to M&A. A panel of investment...

Capital Bank Chief Optimistic About M&A Next Year
December 30, 2015 Capital Bank CEO Eugene Taylor took a three-year break from acquisitions until agreeing to buy CommunityOne earlier this year....

BofI Chief's Big Challenge for 2016: Winning Back Investors
December 24, 2015 BofI Holding's CEO Greg Garrabrants should be basking in the glow of his bank's record earnings growth and its potentially...

BBCN, Wilshire Tout Trust and Respect as Key Reasons for Merger
December 10, 2015 Strong financials were an important consideration behind the $1 billion merger, but it often takes more than good numbers to...

Hanmi Could Still Try to Derail BBCN-Wilshire Merger
December 7, 2015 Some of BBCN's directors actually favored a deal with Hanmi to cement its position as the nation's biggest Korean-American...