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Kristin Broughton

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Asset Thresholds Complicate Bank Regulation, State Supervisors Argue
March 4, 2015 The Conference of State Bank Supervisors wants Congress to adopt a formal community bank definition, based on qualitative...

Punching Above Weight, Raiding the Big Boys: Opus Is Ready for Growth
March 3, 2015 The California company has poached lenders from larger rivals, while expanding into specialty finance lines. Those moves have...

New England Banks Employ Yankee Ingenuity in Fight Over Deposits
February 26, 2015 The Northeast has always been a competitive market for deposit gathering. Loan growth and the potential for rising interests...

Privately Held Banks Get New Liquidity Option After SecondMarket's Exit
February 19, 2015 The OTC Markets Group has opened up its community bank marketplace to privately held institutions, offering a chance for...

Regulations Impose Severe Burden on Small Banks: Harvard Report
February 13, 2015 A recent research paper found that community banks' assets, along with market share in most types of commercial lending, have...

City Governments Reignite Debate Over Public Banks
February 12, 2015 Elected officials in Santa Fe and Seattle are considering plans to form municipal banks to promote affordable housing and...

Bank of the Ozarks, WesBanco Complete Mergers
February 11, 2015 Bank of the Ozarks in Little Rock, Ark., and WesBanco in Wheeling, W.Va., each completed acquisitions this week.

U.S. Bancorp Appoints Head of In-Store Banking
February 11, 2015 U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis has appointed Amy Hurd as head of its in-store and on-site banking division.

Activist Pushes Orange County Business Bank in Calif. to Sell Itself
February 9, 2015 Orange County Business Bank in Irvine, Calif., is facing a proxy battle from a Dallas investment firm.

JPM to Pay Urban Institute $10M to Examine Bank's Philanthropy
February 5, 2015 JPMorgan Chase has launched a multiyear examination of its philanthropic division, providing $10 million to the Urban...

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