An Astoria Financial investor is demanding that the Lake Success, N.Y., company explore a possible sale or other ways to increase shareholder value.
TriState Capital Holdings in Pittsburgh has promoted its bank's chief risk officer to bank president.
JPMorgan Chase is the bank most integral to the stability of the global financial system, followed by HSBC and Citigroup, according to a U.S. study.
F.N.B. Corp. in Pittsburgh has agreed to buy Metro Bancorp in Harrisburg, Pa.
A U.S. judge rejected American Express Co.'s settlement with merchants over credit card fees after finding the plaintiffs' lawyer tainted the deal by exchanging confidential information with an attorney for MasterCard Inc.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit in federal court against a web of payday lending companies, alleging that they collected money that consumers did not owe and falsely threatened consumers with lawsuits and imprisonment.
Foundation Bank in Bellevue, Wash., has taken a $2.9 million charge tied to a fraudulent loan and plans to report a quarterly loss later this week.
SunTrust Banks in Atlanta has streamlined its checking-account product offerings, in a bid to make it easier for customers to choose a product and open an account.
Four Oaks Bank & Trust in Four Oaks, N.C., said its May 2011 enforcement action has been replaced with a more-lenient agreement that requires it to address governance issues and other matters.
Anchorage Capital Group and Carlyle Group have priced their final offering of common stock in Central Pacific Financial in Honolulu.
MutualFirst Financial in Muncie, Ind., which is under pressure from an activist investor to sell itself, has agreed to buy the trust business of First Bank of Berne in Indiana.
Lakeland Bancorp in Oak Ridge, N.J., has agreed to buy Pascack Bancorp in Waldwick, N.J.
ASB Bancorp in Asheville, N.C., has received its second challenge in less than a month from an activist investor. The latest seeks a sale of the company.
First Foundation in Irvine, Calif., has begun an initial public offering to raise up to $100 million.
AJS Bancorp in Midlothian, Ill., has given its chairman and chief executive the additional title of chief financial officer.