Chris Cumming

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How Community Banks Can Win More Trust Business
October 31, 2014 Megabanks continue to increase their share of personal trust and fiduciary assets, leaving most small banks on the margins of...

CertusBank Reports $15M Third-Quarter Loss
October 31, 2014 The $1.5 billion-asset bank lost $15 million in the third quarter, its twelfth straight quarterly loss, according to a Federal...

Strategic Risk Represents Top Challenge for Northeast Banks: OCC
October 28, 2014 Community banks in the Northeast have gotten healthier in the past year, and loan growth has nearly doubled. Now OCC officials...

Branding on Wheels
October 26, 2014 Citi's sponsorship of a bike-sharing program in New York has been a marketing coup. Can the bank achieve similar success in...

Bidder Emerges for Minn. Bank Forced into Bankruptcy
October 24, 2014 A Minnesota community bank has made an offer to buy American Bank of St. Paul in what would be the first time a bank was...

Energy Lenders Brush Off Concerns Over Oil Price Drop
October 23, 2014 The price of crude oil has fallen 25% in four months, but banks most closely tied to the energy industry aren't worried. They...

Bankers Confronted by Wide Millennial-Generation Gap
October 21, 2014 To win over younger customers, banks must offer free products that work straight out of the box, while also reducing red tape....

Regulatory Relief, Payments Security Top New ABA Chair's Agenda
October 19, 2014 John Ikard, a Colorado bank CEO and incoming chairman of the American Bankers Association, hopes to score a few legislative...

N.Y.'s Lawsky Considering Strict Cybersecurity Regime for Banks
October 17, 2014 New York regulator Benjamin Lawsky may use the cybersecurity rules he's proposed for virtual-currency companies as a model for...

Webster Beats Estimate with Strong Commercial Lending, Fees
October 16, 2014 Webster Financial in Waterbury, Conn., reported an increase in quarterly profit on the strength of its loan growth.

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