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Kristin Broughton

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Frandsen Financial Gets Up to Speed with Same-Day Payments
February 10, 2016 Frandsen Financial took the industry's plan to allow faster payments as a call to action. It invested in automation software,...

Most Banks Are Shrugging Off Regulatorsí CRE Warnings
February 4, 2016 A number of bankers used quarterly earnings calls to assure investors that they are carefully monitoring their exposure to...

Banks Slowly Warm Up to Raising Deposit Prices
January 29, 2016 It took several weeks, but deposit prices are inching up at a number of banks. Still, most increases will likely be minor...

TCF Stays the Course on Auto Loans as Others Pull Back
January 28, 2016 The Minnesota company's management team expressed confidence in its ability to monitor risk, even as companies such as BB&T...

TCF's Profits Double, Loans Rise 6%
January 28, 2016 TCF Financial in Wayzata, Minn., reported higher profits on lower provision costs and a pickup in lending in the fourth quarter.

Santander Consumer Stirs Credit Fears as Chargeoffs Rise
January 27, 2016 Chargeoffs jumped 13% at the Dallas lender, and its warning that they could increase further because of deterioration in...

Santander Consumer's Profits Plunge on Personal Loans
January 27, 2016 Santander Consumer USA Holdings on Wednesday reported a sharp drop in profits, due to losses tied to its exit from personal...

UMB Financial Profits Rise on Gains from Marquette Acquisition
January 26, 2016 UMB Financial in Kansas City, Mo., reported higher fourth-quarter profit, thanks to loan growth tied to a recent acquisition.

BancorpSouth Could Cure M&A Woes with Fair Lending Deal
January 26, 2016 The Mississippi bank hopes its settlement talks with the CFPB and Justice Department ultimately clear the way for it to...

Bankers Shrug Off Economic Worries, Project 2016 Loan Growth
January 21, 2016 At least five regional banks on Thursday discarded concerns about the global economy, stocks, interest rates and credit...

Fifth Third Profits Jump on Sale of Vantiv Shares
January 21, 2016 Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati on Thursday reported a big spike in profits, after selling shares in the payment processor...

Regionals Invest in New Tech, Growth Plans While Tightening Belts
January 15, 2016 Still facing revenue challenges, Regions, PNC and U.S. Bank vowed to reduce overhead in 2016. The cuts are less about...

U.S. Bancorp's Profits Fall 1% on Lower Fee Income
January 15, 2016 U.S. Bancorp on Friday reported a dip in profits, due to a mix of lower fees and higher credit costs.

Doubts About JPMorgan Set Tone for Bank Earnings Season
January 14, 2016 Bank chiefs should brace for a barrage of questions about economic uncertainty, if JPMorgan Chase's experience after releasing...

Consider Buying Instead of Leasing Your Bank's Branches
January 12, 2016 Having shored up capital following the financial crisis, many banks are flush with cash and in search of ways to put it to...

FASB Rule Deals a New Blow to Many Mutual Banks
January 11, 2016 The rule, set for 2018 implementation, would force companies to record gains and losses from equity investments on their...

Community Banks See New Opportunities in Payroll Lending
January 6, 2016 Several small banks are beginning to offer employer-based loans, a payday loan alternative for under-banked consumers.

Bankers Welcome FASB Repeal of Long-Disputed Debt-Valuation Rule
January 5, 2016 Banking industry officials hailed changes Tuesday to a Financial Accounting Standards Board rule that they have long...

UMB Chief Kemper Looks to Right the Ship in 2016
December 29, 2015 The company badly missed Wall Street estimates in the third quarter, prompting management to ramp up plans to cut costs....

Great Western Chief Primes Investors for More M&A in 2016
December 28, 2015 Ken Karels has guided the South Dakota company through an initial public offering and its first acquisition in three years. He...