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Dean Anason

Assistant Managing Editor

Dean Anason is leader of the Mergers & Acquisitions community page on americanbanker.com, 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-Constitutionand 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

The CRA Plan that Sold the Fed on Two Bank of the Ozarks Deals
June 29, 2016 The Little Rock, Ark., bank got the final regulatory approval it needed to buy C&S and C1, but not before agreeing to address...

City National Purchase Came in Nick of Time for RBC, Numbers Show
February 24, 2016 The private-banking prowess of newly acquired City National was the steadying influence Royal Bank of Canada needed amid...

Bank of Botetourt in Va. Launches Mortgage Unit
February 11, 2016 Bank of Botetourt in Buchanan, Va., founded in 1899, said Thursday it has opened a mortgage division to pursue unmet demand...

SEC Settles Fraud Charges with Leaders of Failed Ala. Bank
January 13, 2016 Nine former officers and directors accused of hiding problems at Superior Bank in Birmingham, Ala., will pay more than $1...

Chill or Thrill? More to Come? Bankers React to Fed Rate Increase
December 16, 2015 Bank officials say they are ready for rising rates; disagree on how much the initial increase would help or hurt lending and...

Morning Scan: A JPM Divestiture; Pivotal Moments at SEC, Fed
October 21, 2015 Breaking News This Morning ... Earnings: New York Community Bancorp, Fulton Financial, BankUnited Receiving Wide Coverage...

Bank of America CFO Leaving in Latest Management Overhaul
July 22, 2015 The moves disclosed Wednesday were broad, multifaceted and affected nine executives.

Regionals Take Punches, Remain Standing in First Stress Tests
June 16, 2015 Six regional banks have reported their stress-test results under Dodd-Frank for the first time, projecting Tier 1 common...

Advice on Community Outreach: Get Local Partners, and Have a Heart
February 23, 2015 It's easy for banks to spin their wheels on local reinvestment, financial education and other efforts to help underserved...

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...

Banks Play Up Need to Cross-Sell in Wealth Management
November 12, 2013 Their approaches differ, but one thing many bankers agree on is that growth depends largely on how well they cross-sell wealth...

FICO on Why Its Scores Are Still Relevant
Marketplace lenders have been declaring "FICO-free Zones" and playing down the need for the longstanding measure of creditworthiness. FICO CEO Will Lansing explains how the company's score is evolving and why he believes FICO remains the best (not necessarily the only) way to determine ability to repay a loan.
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