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Jackie Stewart

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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.

Big M&A Domino Falls in N.C. Banking Market
July 21, 2016 North Carolina's second-biggest community bank agreed to sell itself at a rich premium, signaling that the state has become an...

BancorpSouth Records Lower Profit on Declining Fee Income
July 20, 2016 BancorpSouth in Tupelo, Miss., reported weaker quarterly profit after boosting its loan-loss provision and recording lower fee...

Dealmaking Vet Rodgin Cohen on Bank M&A, Reg Pressures
July 19, 2016 H. Rodgin Cohen has just about seen it all over his decades of work advising bankers. The well-known lawyer looks at existing...

Synovus Gets Boost from 10% Growth in Investment-Property Loans
July 19, 2016 Synovus Financial in Columbus, Ga., reported higher second-quarter earnings on solid growth in revenue and loans for...

Mission Control: The M&A Struggles of Cause-Focused Banks
July 12, 2016 Banks with a special focus, such as social equality or environmental sustainability, have to overcome additional hurdles while...

What's Next for Canadian Banks Intent on U.S. Expansion
July 8, 2016 Royal Bank of Canada and CIBC have plunked down $9 billion in the past year to buy U.S. banks, ending a brief lull from...

CIBC Chief Explains Why It Took So Long to Enter U.S.
June 30, 2016 The Canadian company took its time before making a bank acquisition in the U.S. The wait allowed management to address...

The Risks and Rationale of CIBC's Entree into U.S. Banking
June 29, 2016 The Canadian company is determined to rely on low-cost deposits, lending prowess and cross-selling to justify the price it...

Will Reg Scrutiny of CRE Levels Force More Banks to Sell?
June 27, 2016 Suffolk Bancorp said increased oversight of commercial real estate contributed to and may have accelerated its decision to...

Carolina Bank Joins Growing Ranks of N.C. Sellers
June 22, 2016 First Bancorp in Southern Pines, N.C., has agreed to buy Carolina Bank Holdings for $97.3 million, or $19.26, in cash and stock.

Banks No Longer Fear the $10B Asset Mark
June 21, 2016 More institutions are willing to pursue small acquisitions, or rely on organic growth, to cross over a regulatory threshold...

After Orlando, Florida Banks Try to Help Community Heal
June 15, 2016 Bankers are donating money and promoting blood drives in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. However, a...

How Bankers Can Address Growing Budgeting Headaches
June 8, 2016 The financial crisis, and its aftermath, created a new layer of regulation to consider. A growing need to fund technology...

Upstart Could Show Banks How to Get Clients to Willingly Pay Fees
June 3, 2016 Bankers have long complained that customers are fee averse. Aspiration, a nonbank that is working with a Boston bank, has a...

Demanding a Greater Voice, Investors Make Push for Majority Voting
May 26, 2016 A number of banks have faced pressure from shareholders to ditch plurality voting, where directors can keep their seats even...

Moving Money Across Borders, Phone to Phone
Bill Barhydt, founder of startup Abra, explains how his company's mobile app uses bitcoin as a payment rail for cross-border remittances while solving the foreign exchange risk and last-mile problem that have hampered adoption of the cryptocurrency.
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