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Alan Kline

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John Bryant's Plan to Save the Bank Branch ó 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...

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 ó funded by the...

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...

Commerce in Mo. Delays 4Q Results Pending Audit Review
January 14, 2015 Commerce Bancshares in Kansas City, Mo., is delaying the release of its fourth-quarter results while external auditors...

At Risk: Correspondent Banking
December 28, 2014 Stricter enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act is straining relations between small banks and their correspondents. Itís also...

Look Into Renewable Energy to Grow Lending
December 28, 2014 New York's state-funded Green Bank is helping to finance solar farms and other alternative energy projects that traditional...

Build Financial Education Into Your Business Plan
December 28, 2014 A commitment to financial literacy training can help turn unbanked, cash-strapped consumers into profitable, bankable customers.

Small Banks Suffering Too in 'Derisking' Push
December 24, 2014 It isn't just payday lenders and money-services firms that are being ditched by banks lately. Community banks are getting cut...

Banker of the Year: First Republic's James Herbert
December 21, 2014 James Herbert's bank is thriving by delivering top-notch service and maintaining strict underwriting standards at a time when...

A Lesson in Leadership: First Horizon Adds a Deep End to Its Talent Pool
October 26, 2014 First Horizon's Employee Leadership Program, championed by CEO Bryan Jordan, has been described as "life changing" by some of...

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