Heather Landy


Heather Landy was named editor in chief of American Banker Magazine in 2011. She had spent the previous two years on the staff of the magazine’s sister publication, American Banker, where she reported on large institutions and an array of governance, risk, accounting and regulatory issues affecting the sector. Prior to joining American Banker, she was a special correspondent to The Washington Post, covering Wall Street. In 2007 she won a Gerald Loeb Award, one of the highest honors in business journalism, while reporting on the retail industry for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She began her career at Bloomberg News, covering various beats including corporate finance, retailing and heavy industry.

Recent Stories From this Author

How Banks Can Be More Like the Very Best Brands
July 25, 2014 Everyone these days is chasing Apple and Amazon.com. But are the strengths of these brands applicable to the banking industry?

BBVA Compass' Manolo Sánchez Makes Reputation a Strategic Focus
June 22, 2014 The CEO of the top-ranked brand in our reputation survey explains how the bank skyrocketed to No. 1.

Editor's Note: The Financial Crisis as Ancient History
June 22, 2014 Get ready: you're about to become a dinosaur.

The State of Bank Reputations: Our 2014 Rankings
June 22, 2014 Our fifth annual survey shows encouraging signs for banks on the long road back to reputational redemption.

HSBC's New U.S. Leaders Taking Over at a Crucial Moment
June 16, 2014 Irene Dorner did a lot to turn around HSBC's troubled U.S. operations following violations of U.S. anti-money-laundering...

Morning Scan: Mexican Authorities on Ex-Banamex Bankers' Tails
June 2, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Banamex Update: In Mexico, warrants have been issued for the arrest of an unspecified number of...

Channel Changers: The Rise of the Universal Banker
May 26, 2014 The new breed of branch employee can do it all. Does the rise of the universal banker mean that tellers have finally reached...

Editor's Note: New York Community Bancorp and the Nature of SIFIness
May 26, 2014 As NYCB approaches $50 billion in assets, editor Heather Landy questions where we've drawn the line designating systemically...

Who's 'Owning It' in the Bank Industry?
April 28, 2014 General Motors CEO Mary Barra has been out front and center during the auto manufacturer's massive recalls this year. Most...

Why Is Jim Cahill Back on Wall Street? And Can He Help Small Banks?
April 25, 2014 Drexel Hamilton, a startup broker-dealer making inroads in capital markets, pairs Wall Street pros with disabled military...

So It's Shareholders First, Then Country?
April 24, 2014 Ken Lewis clearly hid material information about Merrill from his shareholders at BofA. So why does his settlement feel so...

Where to Draw the Line on Promoting Inclusion
April 9, 2014 There's drama to come as regulators finalize a proposal requiring banks to self-assess their track records on diversity.

Wex's New CEO Circulates Memo: She's Pregnant
March 26, 2014 Melissa Smith, the president of Wex since last May and its CEO since the start of this year, announced in a company memo on...

Editor's Note: Where to Draw The Line on Promoting Inclusion
March 23, 2014 There's drama to come as regulators finalize a proposal requiring banks to self-assess their track records on diversity.

Morning Scan: M&A Double Dipping; Foreign Banks Flock to Fed
March 10, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Both Sides Now: If the folks in mergers and acquisitions look discouraged today, it's probably...

Editor's Note: Beyond the Buzzwords, Implications For Banking
February 24, 2014 Bitcoin's maddening fluctuations in value and nefarious use in black markets are beside the point, or at least not the only...

Tie Compensation to Reputation
January 2, 2014 Rey Ocanas is BBVA Compass' director of corporate responsibility and reputation, but he's far from the only BBVA executive...

Keep Branch Talent In the Branch
January 2, 2014 In retail banking, success is a double-edged sword. A branch can benefit greatly from a strong manager or terrific teller, and...

Ditch the Promo Pricing
January 2, 2014 Why should strangers get something from you that your most loyal patrons can't? If you're serious about building stronger...

Editor's Note: New Year, New Ideas, Same Old You?
January 2, 2014 The upstarts often are enviable, but banks don't have to blow up all the old constructs to usher new life into their business.