Chris Cumming

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CertusBank Selling Wealth, Mortgage Businesses
September 15, 2014 CertusBank in Greenville, S.C., has agreed to sell its mortgage and wealth businesses as it tries to move past its history of...

Oregon Standoff Shows Difficulties Escaping Trust-Preferred Trap
September 15, 2014 Albina Community Bancorp is one of few lenders to recapitalize and sell its bank despite an overhang of trust-preferred debt...

Florida Banker Does 20,000 Push-Ups for Charity
September 11, 2014 If anybody deserves to tell a "Gee, my arms are tired" joke, it's Bob Barnes of Mainstreet Community Bank of Florida, who...

Truce in CRA Fight Between Banc of California, Community Group
September 5, 2014 Banc of California has announced extensive community reinvestment goals as part of its planned purchase of 20 Banco Popular...

Judge Sides with Creditors in Trust-Preferred Bankruptcy Fight
September 4, 2014 A judge has ruled that the involuntary bankruptcy of FMB Bancshares in Lakeland, Ga., may proceed, a decision that could...

Southeast Schism: A Regional Bank M&A Snapshot
September 3, 2014 Leaders of large community banks in the Southeast are keen on acquisitions, though their level of interest varies widely....

Seacoast in Florida Aims for Analytics-Based Transformation
September 2, 2014 The company is opening high-tech loan production offices and using data analytics to match customers with products. But like...

CRA Could Cause Headaches for Banks Closing Branches
August 26, 2014 Many banks are aggressively closing branches to cut costs. Those banks must be mindful about branches in moderate- and...

Could Peer-to-Peer Borrowers Be a Boon for Underused Bank Branches?
August 25, 2014 A new study finds that P2P borrowers want the option to use branches. Could this be an opportunity for banks?

Lessons in Overhauling Branches from Webster Bank
August 18, 2014 The Connecticut company was an early adopter of branch modernization, starting an effort four years ago that has led to the...

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