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Alan Kline

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Sandler O'Neill Reveals 2016 Small-Bank All-Stars
September 26, 2016 The investment bank's annual ranking of midcap all-stars includes 10 returning all-stars from 2015 and 11 newcomers.

BNY Mellon's Karen Peetz to Retire at Year's End
September 26, 2016 The highest-ranking woman in Bank of New York Mellon's storied history is retiring at the end of this year.

Power Through Adversity: First United's Karen Glenn
September 25, 2016 Some bankers are proud of making it through the financial crisis. Imagine doing that while also contending with a huge...

Have the Courage to Believe: BBVA's Rosilyn Houston
September 25, 2016 Rosilyn Houston couldn't have known it at the time, but the year she spent caring for her toddler son while he underwent...

Former Retail Exec Teresa Tanner Leads Cultural Change at Fifth Third
September 25, 2016 The highest-ranking female at Fifth Third Bancorp is actually a relative newcomer to banking.

After Wells Ditches Incentive Comp, Will Other Banks Follow?
September 13, 2016 Under pressure from regulators and investors, banks that tout their sales cultures may have no choice but to follow Wells'...

First Busey: Investing in Employees Really Pays Off
August 28, 2016 An initiative to create a more nurturing workplace helped First Busey improve its employee engagement, its standing with...

At This Pa. Bank, Engagement Starts with the CEO
August 28, 2016 Elmer Laslo, the chief executive of 1st Summit Bank in Johnstown, Pa., for 39 years, likes to say he manages "by walking...

Banks' Odds of Victory Over Rates, Oil Prices Shift Like the Wind
July 27, 2016 Some midsize banks found ways to widen margins, and Texas lenders said weakness in the energy sector has had little effect on...

Cullen/Frost's Profit Falls, But Energy Book Improves
July 27, 2016 Cullen/Frost Bankers' second-quarter profit declined slightly compared with a year earlier as gains in net interest income...

Energy Concerns Take a Back Seat — For Now
July 19, 2016 Panic around energy lending has subsided somewhat as oil prices have climbed and banks have reduced their overall exposure....

Comerica's Profits Fall on Restructuring Costs
July 19, 2016 Comerica reported improvement in its energy-loan portfolio in the second quarter but charges related to a broad corporate...

Green Dot Taps Payments Vet to Replace Streit as Chairman
June 27, 2016 Embattled prepaid card issuer Green Dot has officially split the roles of chairman and chief executive by naming a longtime...

Reputation Reboot: How Synovus Got Its Good Name Back
June 27, 2016 Synovus Financial struggled along with its customers during the financial crisis. Now that it's healthy again, it credits the...

Lending Club Says It Overstated Loan Sales Figures
June 10, 2016 Lending Club has revised its loan sales data for the last week of May after discovering that the numbers included loans that...

Why Midsize Banks Rule Right Now
May 26, 2016 Large enough to meet the needs of most customers yet small enough to escape some of the Dodd-Frank Act's most onerous...

End of an Era: TD Bank Retires Coin-Counting Machines
May 19, 2016 TD Bank announced Thursday that it is doing away with the Penny Arcade coin-counting machines that are stationed in more than...

EverBank's Profit Doubles; Loan Growth Offsets Fee Drop
April 27, 2016 EverBank Financial’s first-quarter profits more than doubled from the same period last year as strong loan growth more than...

Millennials Drive Deposit Growth at Ally Bank
April 26, 2016 Ally Financial reported strong loan and deposit growth in the first quarter, but a shift in the makeup of its automobile loan...

Opus Bank's 1Q Profit Surges on Strong Loan Demand
April 25, 2016 Opus Bank in Irvine, Calif., reported a profit of $17.1 million in the first quarter, up 56% from a year earlier, as strong...

Will Tech Advances Hurt the Underbanked?
It's long been assumed that technology will help the financially underserved access the banking services they need. Christine Duhaime, founder of the Digital Financial Institute, a fintech think-tank, says this assumption is wrong.
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