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

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...

CFPB Revs Up Auto-Loan Probe; AIG Preps Another Mortgage Suit
November 6, 2013 Receiving Wide Coverage ... You had to figure that with an election night, and lots of other distractions such as the...

Loan Growth at Regionals: Cause for Celebration, or Worry?
October 17, 2013 Some regional banks reported strong loan growth in the third quarter and are upbeat about the fourth. Others had a weak summer...

Bankers Need to Get Out More: St. Louis Fed's James Bullard
September 20, 2013 Big bank executives in New York need to visit the heartland and get in touch with Main Street to cure lingering public...

Regulators Line Up to Fine JPM; B of A's Merrill in Blockbuster Bias Settlement; Inside the Finances (and Hobbies) of Fed Governors
August 28, 2013 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Jamie's Cryin': If you are most CEOs, you know it's going to be a tough day when you wake up to...

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