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Jackie Stewart

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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...

Seacoast in Fla. Weathers Protest from Biggest Shareholder
May 25, 2016 All five directors at Seacoast Banking Corp. of Florida in Stuart were re-elected despite a protest vote from the company's...

How to Balance Rapid Growth, Small-Town Feel
May 20, 2016 Scale is the goal of many banks dealing with compliance costs and revenue constraints. Success requires investing in...

Shareholders Reject Executive Pay at Banc of California
May 19, 2016 Banc of California’s shareholders delivered a pair of rebukes for the Irvine company’s management.

KeyCorp Shareholders Reject Splitting CEO, Chairman Roles
May 19, 2016 Shareholders at KeyCorp in Cleveland soundly rejected a proposal to separate the chairman and chief executive roles.

What Exit Strategy? Struggling Banks Can Still Find Big Investors
May 17, 2016 HCSB Financial in South Carolina recently raised $45 million from a group led by Castle Creek Capital Partners, showing that...

Banker Delivers Counterpunch to Activist Investor's Demands
May 16, 2016 Seacoast CEO Dennis Hudson, in a letter to the company's biggest shareholder, touted improved performance while questioning...

Seattle's Got Plenty of Allure, But Few Entry Points
May 13, 2016 Seattle, with great demographics and low unemployment, is an attractive market, but M&A is constrained by a dearth of locally...

Ludwig-Led Firm Warns Bank to Improve Performance or Sell
May 11, 2016 Seacoast Banking in Florida is facing pressure from CapGen, its biggest investor, to generate better returns or sell to a...

Investor Lobbies for New Voting Standard for Banc of California Directors
May 9, 2016 PL Capital, a big investor in Banc of California, is proposing that the Irvine company adopt majority, rather than plurality...

Over Investor's Objections, Directors Re-Elected at Va. Bank
May 9, 2016 A dozen directors were re-elected at Middleburg Financial in Virginia despite a protest from the company's biggest investor.

Bank Regulators Close Third Institution of 2016
May 6, 2016 Pennsylvania state regulators on Friday closed the $103.3 million-asset First CornerStone Bank in King of Prussia, the third...

How This Fast-Growing Bank Manages Risks of Expansion
May 5, 2016 Banc of California bulked up quickly in the aftermath of the financial crisis, first through acquisitions and now with organic...

Second-Guessing the Call that Drove Down Bank of the Ozarks Shares
May 4, 2016 Shares in Bank of the Ozarks slid Wednesday after an investor known for shorting stocks warned about risk in the company's...

An Add-On Aimed at Coaxing More Millennials into Mortgages
May 2, 2016 Amalgamated Bank in New York has started offering down payment insurance to homebuyers in a move it hopes will set it apart...

'If Your Bank Isn't Integrated with Siri, Your Bank Is Irrelevant'
Moven founder and all-around fintech evangelist Brett King discusses how financial institutions can survive a future where artificial intelligence is widespread and plastic cards are no more.
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