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Alan Kline

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How Employees are Shaping the Culture at American Savings Bank
August 25, 2015 Many of the bank's policies bubbled up through meetings of the Employee Excellence Council, a group of roughly 50 volunteers ...

Nonprofits Benefit from Bringing This Bank's Employees On Board
August 25, 2015 Most banks encourage employees to be active with local charities, but the parent of First Tennessee Bank takes its support to...

Employee Recognition, Paint-a-Thons Foster Teamwork at Zions
August 25, 2015 Rob Brough, the head of marketing at Zions, says the bank's Value Star program launched more than a decade ago to recognize...

How FirstBank Benefits from Making Employees 'Owners'
August 25, 2015 The thriving Colorado institution keeps its employees happy and minimizes turnover by offering one of the industry's most...

Bank Chief Risk Officers Play Good Offense, Too
July 5, 2015 On top of dealing with cyber threats and other potential dangers to banks, CROs are deeply involved these days in discussions...

Why Regions Is No. 1 with Customers in the Bank Reputation Rankings
June 25, 2015 Its credibility damaged by shoddy lending and questionable accounting, the Birmingham, Ala., company rebuilt its reputation by...

Mayday for This Payday Loan Alternative
May 22, 2015 Proposed new rules from the CFPB could wind up forcing banks out of the small-dollar lending business, leaving cash-strapped...

Baltimore Unrest Highlights Dearth of Banks in Hardest-Hit Areas
April 28, 2015 Banks in Baltimore seem to have avoided the worst of the violence in the city's riots, though that's partly because they have...

Five Reasons You Can't Ignore the Neobanks
April 27, 2015 Digital upstarts are out to steal traditional banks' customers by taking the hassle out of everything from account opening to...

Eagle in Md. Posts Record Profit Thanks to Merger, Loan Growth
April 22, 2015 Strong organic loan growth and a recent acquisition of a small Virginia bank combined to power Eagle Bancorp to another record...

Northern Trust's Profit Climbs 27% on Revenue Surge
April 21, 2015 Higher-than-expected revenue growth and improved asset quality propelled Northern Trust Corp. to strong profit gains in the...

Signature of N.Y. Posts Record Profit on Strong Loan Growth
April 21, 2015 The first quarter was another banner one for Signature Bank in New York, which reported record net income of $83.4 million,...

At Comerica, Loan Growth Is Robust But Oil's Slide Looms Large
April 17, 2015 Comerica reported strong loan growth across many of its business lines in the first quarter, but it's the bank's exposure to...

Westamerica's Earnings Dip as Loan Book Continues to Shrink
April 15, 2015 Westamerica Bancorp.'s profits fell again in the first quarter as a result of management's decision to shrink its loan...

Facing Protests, Westamerica Delays Branch Closure
April 15, 2015 Westamerica Bancorp. is delaying its plan to shutter a small branch in Upper Lake, Calif., to give community leaders more time...

Pavia & Harcourt Hires Ivan Serchuk to Chair Banking Practice
April 13, 2015 Three banking attorneys from the New York law firm Spizz Cohen & Serchuk have joined a rival firm.

How to Get into Banking Without a College Degree
April 9, 2015 A rigorous job-training program run by the nonprofit Year Up is helping the likes of Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase fill...

A Modest Proposal for Funding Financial Education in Schools
February 23, 2015 Financial illiteracy is costing cities billions in revenue. Would more money-management programs in schools funded by the...

John Bryant's Plan to Save the Bank Branch and Ruin Payday Lenders
February 23, 2015 A sudden funding crisis forced John Bryant to shake up Operation Hope and develop a new model that relies heavily on banks to...

First Republic's Earnings Pressured by Higher Expenses
January 15, 2015 First Republic Bank in San Francisco reported flat fourth-quarter profits as strong deposit growth and gains in both interest...