Chris Cumming

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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...

Subprime Auto Worries Overblown: N.Y. Fed Economists
August 14, 2014 Subprime auto originations have nearly doubled in recent years, which has led to warnings of a bubble. But the fears are...

CertusBank's Reforms Continue with Board Makeover
August 14, 2014 Nearly six months after some CertusBank investors demanded a total management overhaul, the Greenville, S.C., company elected...

Boston Fed's Rosengren Calls for Overhaul of Broker-Dealer Regulation
August 13, 2014 Banks that own broker-dealers need to hold more capital to withstand runs and other shocks, said Eric Rosengren, the head of...

Georgia Bank's Trust-Preferred Deal with Regulators Sets Precedent
August 7, 2014 Heritage Bank in Jonesboro, Ga., became one of the first banks to retire trust-preferred securities held by the FDIC after a...

United Financial Salutes 50-Year Customer in Style
August 7, 2014 A loyal patron of the Connecticut bank celebrated her upcoming 95th birthday with some flowers courtesy of the CEO and a...

OCC Formalizes Rules for Selling Consumer Debt
August 4, 2014 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has issued new guidelines on the sale of consumer debt, a move that could help...

Bank of the Ozarks Bets on CRE in Its Biggest Deal Yet
August 1, 2014 Bank of the Ozarks' deal to buy Intervest Bancshares looks a bit odd on paper because the two are very different and operation...

Loan Growth Gives Banks More Reason — Not Less — to Tweak Strategies
August 1, 2014 Banks, especially small to midsize ones, have been rewarded with strong loan growth this year. But heavy competition and...

CertusBank's Losses Rise While PR Headaches Continue
July 31, 2014 The troubled Greenville, S.C., bank lost $15 million in the second quarter, its first quarterly results since a new management...

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