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Alan Kline

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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...

Reinvention Gets Real Results at These Three Banks
April 25, 2016 Paragon Commercial Bank, Unity Bancorp and Nicolet Bankshares have found success by radically rethinking their strategies.

Citizens' 1Q Profits Up 7% on Commercial Loan Growth
April 21, 2016 Citizens Financial Group in Providence, R.I., said Thursday that its first-quarter earnings increased 7% from the same period...

Signs of a Cooling Multifamily Market from N.Y. Lenders
April 20, 2016 Competitive pricing and softening demand at the high end of the apartment- and condo-building market had executives at...

Signature in N.Y. Posts Record Profit on Strong Asset Growth
April 20, 2016 Signature Bank in New York reported record profits in the first quarter as strong loan, asset and deposit growth more than...

'Everything on Table' at Struggling Comerica — Even a Sale?
April 19, 2016 After another disappointing quarter, Comerica is promising big changes in its ongoing quest to improve returns to...

Comerica's Profits Plunge 55% as Energy Woes Mount
April 19, 2016 Comerica reported a steep decline in first-quarter profits as weak energy prices forced the Dallas company to sharply boost...

Embrace of Alternative Lenders Pays Off for Regions
April 15, 2016 A partnership with a firm that makes consumer loans through Home Depot stores is exceeding all expectations at Regions...

Regions’ 1Q Results: Revenue Growth Offsets Energy Weakness
April 15, 2016 Regions Financial in Birmingham, Ala., posted a double-digit gain in its first-quarter profit as strong revenue growth more...

Moving Money Across Borders, Phone to Phone
Bill Barhydt, founder of startup Abra, explains how his company's mobile app uses bitcoin as a payment rail for cross-border remittances while solving the foreign exchange risk and last-mile problem that have hampered adoption of the cryptocurrency.
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