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Kristin Broughton

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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...