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Kristin Broughton

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Indiana Bank Turns to Diplomacy as Proxy Battles Heat Up Elsewhere
March 25, 2015 While a number of community banks are preparing for lock horns with dissident shareholders, a bank in Indiana managed to work...

Female Bank Execs Thrive with a Little Help from Their Friends
March 19, 2015 Women bankers who want a family and a fulfilling career should focus on building a strong support system outside of work, or...

In Starbucks, Reliance Sees Answer to Empty-Branch Syndrome
March 13, 2015 Reliance Bancshares is also talking to Tim Hortons about anchoring some of its branches, in hopes that coffee traffic will...

Union-Owned Bank to Mine Political Data, Target Liberal Customers
March 9, 2015 New York's Amalgamated Bank is hoping to do more business with political action committee and left-leaning customers as its...

BlackRock Hires Former Evercore Analyst Andrew Marquardt
March 5, 2015 BlackRock has hired Andrew Marquardt as a managing director in its financial markets advisory group.

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...

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