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Alan Kline

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Lifetime Achievement: Umpqua Holdings' Ray Davis
December 5, 2016 Ray Davis is stepping down as Umpqua's CEO at yearend and transitioning to a new role as head of its year-old innovation lab....

Hope for Reg Relief, Fear of Trumponomics Among Small Banks
November 9, 2016 Many community bankers are hopeful that the pro-business Republican will reduce regulatory costs for them and their customers,...

Ripping Off the Band-Aid on Taxi Loans
October 20, 2016 Signature and BankUnited had warned of weakness in their medallion portfolios for months but had resisted taking drastic...

Signature's 3Q Profit Plunges on Taxi Loan Chargeoffs
October 20, 2016 Signature Bank in New York reported a sharp decline in quarterly profits after suffering steep losses on its Chicago portfolio...

Mortgage Gains Boost Umpqua's 3Q Profit
October 19, 2016 Record deposit growth, improved expense management and strong revenue gains from mortgage banking boosted Umpqua Holdings’...

Bank, Insurance Deals Propel BB&T to Record Profit
October 19, 2016 BB&T in Winston-Salem, N.C., rode recent acquisitions to a record profit in the third quarter.

Why C&I Is in a Funk and Other Takeaways from Banks' 3Q Results
October 18, 2016 Remember how commercial and industrial lending was a hot item in the first half of the year? Not anymore. Blame election-year...

Comerica Rebounds from Sluggish Start to 2016
October 18, 2016 The Dallas company said Tuesday that it earned $149 million the third quarter, an increase of nearly 10% over the same period...

The Wells Question Is Popping Up on Other Banks' 3Q Calls
October 14, 2016 Apart from the usual queries about prospects for loan growth and strategies for controlling costs, bank executives better be...

First Horizon's Profit Climbs 7% on Strong Revenue Gains
October 14, 2016 Strong revenue growth powered First Horizon in Memphis to a 7% increase in third-quarter earnings.

First Republic Profit Climbs 27% on Surging Loan Demand
October 13, 2016 First Republic Bank in San Francisco said Thursday that its third-quarter profit climbed 27.4% from the same period last year,...

Women in Banking: Community Impact Award for HarborOne's Mo Wilkinson
October 6, 2016 The Massachusetts banker is honored for her commitment to financial education and entrepreneurship.

A Closer Look at Community Banking's Women to Watch
October 6, 2016 Large banks aren't the only financial institutions producing up-and-coming executives. Five executives on American Banker's...

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...

Podcast
In this episode of Breaking Banks: American Banker's Innovator of the Year, John Hope Bryant of Operation Hope; Richard Brown and Charley Cooper of the blockchain consortium R3; and Ravi Srinivasan, who describes India's drastic move to stamp out cash.