Dean Anason

Assistant Managing Editor

Dean Anason is leader of the Mergers & Acquisitions community page on, the go-to source of information and analysis of bank deals and integrations. In two stints at American Banker that span more than a decade, Anason has served as assistant managing editor, national editor, Washington bureau chief and Capitol Hill reporter.  He was an assistant business editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and began his career as the health-care reporter for Atlanta Business Chronicle. He is based in his hometown of Atlanta.

Recent Stories From this Author

Citigroup's Global Consumer Banking Unit to Exit Dozen Markets
October 14, 2014 Citigroup said Tuesday that it plans to exit consumer businesses in 12 countries.

Beneficial Mutual in Philadelphia to Convert to Stock Company
August 14, 2014 Beneficial Mutual Bancorp in Philadelphia, which dates back to 1853, is the latest old-school mutual thrift to announce plans...

Four Lessons from JPM's Handling of Dimon Health Matter
July 2, 2014 The news that JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon has curable throat cancer should remind all banks that medical issues involving...

Morning Scan: Ex-Im Fight Heats Up on Hill; Good and Bad in New Housing Data
June 25, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Serious Ex-Im Waves: Geez, when's the last time the Export-Import Bank of the United States was...

Stifel Continues Buying Spurt with Deal for Legg Mason Unit
June 4, 2014 Stifel Financial (SF) has agreed to buy a Legg Mason wealth management unit, the two companies announced Wednesday.

Morning Scan: A Frosty Economy; AIG's Cuts; Banks' Lost Clout
February 14, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Chilly Economy: The major papers celebrated Valentine's Day by focusing on love, the union of...

Regional Bank Execs Show Strain from Endless Cost Cuts
February 11, 2014 Regional bank executives keep trying to deflect calls for more cost cutting as they seek new revenue sources, and one of them...

Bank CEOs Struggle to Move Beyond Cost-Cutting
January 16, 2014 The economy is showing signs of life. But executives at PNC, Huntington and BB&T remain cautious about investing in new...

Volcker Viewpoints; Madoff, Five Years On
December 11, 2013 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Wow, what a morning. Scan is still trying to decide whether today's confluence of events out of...

Time to Rethink the Term 'Branch': B of A's Moynihan
November 14, 2013 A branch is no longer just a "full-service thing" but a wide range of service points that include bare-bones express locations...

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