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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-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

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...

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...

Google Honors a Massachusetts Bank's Famous Star
August 1, 2013 Maria Mitchell, a 19th century U.S. astronomer with historic ties to Pacific National Bank of Nantucket, was commemorated with...

Basel Approval Draws New Battle Lines; Big Deal in Asia
July 3, 2013 Receiving Wide Coverage ... We've Only Just Begun: The Federal Reserve's approval of the Basel capital rules for U.S. banks...