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Kristin Broughton

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Santander Consumer Rides Asset Sales to Profit Gain
July 30, 2015 Santander Consumer USA Holdings in Dallas reported higher profits due to a spike in gains on loan sales.

Santander Consumer Continues Aggressive Push into Subprime
July 30, 2015 Santander Consumer USA Holdings expects to endure more credit losses in the coming quarters, as it expands its portfolio of...

Looking Back at the Quick Thinking that Saved a Small Bank
July 28, 2015 The Conference of State Bank Supervisors recently challenged college students to examine how community banks survived the...

Huntington CEO on the Upside of a Fee-Lite Strategy
July 24, 2015 The Ohio company has been giving customers longer grace periods to address overdraft charges. While it has seen service...

Popular Back in the Black on Valuation Allowance Reversal
July 24, 2015 The $36.8 billion-asset bank earned $597.5 million in the second quarter, compared to a loss of $511.3 million a year earlier....

Huntington's Profits Rise on Mortgage Banking Fees
July 23, 2015 Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio, reported higher quarterly in profit that reflected higher in mortgage banking fees...

Banks Rush to the Exit as SBLF Dividend Spike Looms
July 22, 2015 A fifth of the financial institutions that participated in the Small Business Lending Fund have fully left the program and an...

Local Banks Sow Goodwill with Illinois Employees in Budget Crisis
July 13, 2015 Clients of many community banks in Illinois can apply for short-term loans as lawmakers grapple over issuing paychecks while...

FDIC Premium Plan Deals a Bad Hand to Some Banks
July 9, 2015 Deposit premiums could rise at 20% of banks with up to $10 billion in assets. Many of those banks could rethink asset...

Great Western's To-Do List: Woo Investors, Revisit Acquisitions
June 30, 2015 The South Dakota company will soon be completely independent from National Australia Bank. The plan for now is to produce...

Banks Cheer Supreme Court Decision Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
June 26, 2015 Many in the banking industry on Friday voiced support for the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide and...

Popular Targets Health Care as It Doctors U.S. Strategy
June 26, 2015 After scaling back its U.S. operations, Popular Inc. plans to focus on niche commercial lending markets, including financing...

Regional Banks Aim for Hollywood Vibe in New Viral Videos
June 23, 2015 Regions Financial and U.S. Bancorp are among the institutions that are using independent filmmakers to produce high-quality...

Boost from Long-Term Yield Increase May Take a While
June 18, 2015 The yield curve has steepened in recent weeks, but bankers caution that it could take months or years for any benefits or...

New-Model Regional Banks Buck Odds, Grow Fast
June 15, 2015 Institutions with $5 billion to $50 billion in assets have gained a bigger slice of the industry's assets since 2010 by...

Black-Owned Banks Must Revisit Their Business Models, M&F Chief Says
June 9, 2015 James Sills, who runs a 107-year-old bank in North Carolina, believes the key to the survival of minority-owned institutions...

Small Banks Finally Have Cost-Effective Way to Make Solar Investments
June 5, 2015 Steep legal fees used to make it difficult for smaller banks to investment in renewable energy tax credits. A new fund is...

Know Who Else Doesn't Like 'Postal Banking Lite'? The Post Office
June 3, 2015 The U.S. Postal Service strongly criticized a recommendation from its inspector general that the agency expand remittances,...

Fed Policy Change Could Spur More Banks to Stay Below $1B in Assets
May 29, 2015 The Fed finalized a rule increasing an asset-size threshold that lets smaller banks finance deals with up to 75% in debt. That...

BBCN Makes Big Retail Push as Key Reg Threshold Looms
May 20, 2015 The Korean-American bank is looking to diversify its balance sheet and revenue streams before it hits $10 billion in assets....