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Kristin Broughton

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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....

N.Y. Banks Cashing In on Brooklyn's Real Estate Boom
May 18, 2015 Dime Community and Flushing Financial are selling real estate in the borough, taking advantage of rising real estate prices....

Banks Can Weather Highs, Lows to Deliver Sound Returns
May 10, 2015 A number of this year's top-performing banks have been able to ride the highs and lows of the economic cycle to still produce...

Achieva Credit Union to Buy Calusa Bank in Florida
May 6, 2015 Achieva Credit Union in Dunedin, Fla., has agreed to buy Calusa Bank in Punta Gorda, Fla.

New Breed of CFO: Under 40 and Crisis-Tested
May 3, 2015 They spent their formative years analyzing balance sheets saddled with problem assets. They watched their mentors struggle to...

'Liberal' Underwriting Rising at Southern Banks, OCC Warns
April 30, 2015 The regulator is monitoring pricing, along with loan covenants and repayment schedules, as bankers compete for loans. Several...

Ocwen, Assurant Near $150M Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit
April 30, 2015 Ocwen Financial and Assurant have reached an agreement to settle charges that the embattled mortgage servicer profited from...

Surprise Refi Boom Spurs Unseasonably Strong Fees in 1Q Results
April 24, 2015 Low interest rates may be pressuring margins, but they provided a lift to community banks that sell mortgage originations....

BB&T Misses Wall Street Estimates on Soft Revenue
April 23, 2015 BB&T Corp. in Winston-Salem, N.C., reported a drop in profit as revenue failed to live up to analysts' expectations.

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