Chris Cumming

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PrivateBancorp Beats Estimates as Revenue, Credit Costs Improve
April 17, 2014 PrivateBancorp (PVTB) in Chicago beat quarterly earnings estimates as its lending revenue and credit quality continued to...

Liability Concerns Impede Director Recruitment at Banks
April 17, 2014 Board members and prospects are nervous about personable liability, given a rise in government lawsuits against former...

Regional Banks Finding Key Geographies to Their Liking
April 16, 2014 Executives at U.S. Bancorp, PNC and Huntington all sounded cautiously optimistic about lending opportunities and each has a...

Citi Faces Mounting Tab to Fix Regulatory, Operational Issues
April 14, 2014 Behind Citigroup's first-quarter results that momentarily pleased investors are darker signs: rising legal and restructuring...

New Certus CEO Faces Tightrope Act
April 10, 2014 The Greenville, S.C., company hired John Poelker as interim CEO and ousted its top executives less than two weeks after...

CertusBank Terminates Top Management, Taps New CEO, Chairman
April 9, 2014 CertusBank has terminated its top executive team, effective immediately, the $1.7 billion-asset bank announced Wednesday.

Key Democrats Backed Troubled CertusBank's Charter Bid
April 7, 2014 Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and nine other Democrats urged financial regulators in 2010 to consider Certus' charter as a way...

How Two Brothers Used Unorthodox Tactics for Ill. Bank's Turnaround
April 4, 2014 John and Bill Wheeler went as far as giving away foreclosed properties to reduce maintenance fees and bad assets. As a result,...

CertusBank Co-CEO Williams Quits After Expenses Questioned
April 1, 2014 Charles M. Williams, co-chief executive of CertusBank, has quit the Greenville, S.C., company amid allegations of gross...

Wisconsin Merger Shows Survival Strategy for Mutuals
April 1, 2014 First Federal and Bay View are combining similar sized institutions that have complementary infrastructure, earnings and...

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