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  • Will increase pay-out to shareholders: Nordea CEO   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 3:15 AM ET
    Will increase pay-out to shareholders: Nordea CEO

    Nordea CEO, Christian Clausen, says the lender is offering one of the highest dividend yields across European banks and will increase its pay-outs to shareholders this year.

  • "Confidence is back," said Laura Oberst, an executive vice president at Wells Fargo& Co who oversees commercial banking for the central U.S. region. A Wells Fargo spokeswoman could not immediately provide a bank-wide utilization rate for commercial and industrial borrowers, but said it has gone up a few percentage points over the past year. The increased usage...

  • How to profit in bank stocks when Fed rates rise Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    JPMorgan Chase headquarters building

    Bank stocks will move as interest rates rise, but how so is a complex question. Here are 9 keys to bank-stock profits as the Fed acts.

  • April 9- First Tennessee Bank, the regional bank for First Horizon National Corp, said it would pay $212.5 million to settle claims of mortgage lending violations related to the business the company sold in 2008.. First Tennessee has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Justice to settle claims...

  • April 9- First Tennessee Bank, the regional bank for First Horizon National Corp, said it would pay $212.5 million to settle claims of mortgage lending violations related to the business the company sold in 2008.. First Tennessee has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Justice to settle claims...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said he did not oppose a Congressional proposal to make his successor a presidential appointee that would require Senate confirmation. Regional bank presidents currently are appointed by their own board of directors with input from members of the Fed's Washington- based board.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- As the Senate Banking committee pushes ahead with its agenda, one target emerging on both sides of the political aisle is the New York Federal Reserve Bank and its role in the financial industry. The New York Fed has come under increased pressure from lawmakers who say the bank is too cozy with Wall Street, a charge that gained attention from...

  • New York Fed in crosshairs of Senate Banking committee Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 12- The Senate Banking Committee is zeroing in on the New York Federal Reserve Bank in its reform effort aimed at the U.S. central bank. The Alabama Republican has expressed interest in a plan by the outgoing Dallas Fed president that includes stripping the New York Fed of its permanent vote on policy and transferring Wall Street oversight from...

  • Stress test results: Which banks will make the grade?   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Stress test results: Which banks will make the grade?

    Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on the implications of the Fed's stress test for banks and why he would buy a big bank stock versus a regional bank.

  • Euro will break below parity: Willis   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Euro will break below parity: Willis

    Ben Willis, Princeton Securities Group, talks about the concern for US stock market investors, interest rates, and why to look at regional banks.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The Federal Reserve is expected to signal it remains on track to begin raising interest rates later this year, as the central bank shows confidence that low inflation and rising risks from abroad have yet to derail the U.S. economic recovery. Fed Chair Janet Yellen faces growing skepticism that the central bank can tighten monetary policy by...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- The regional Federal Reserve banks turned over a record $98.7 billion in profits to the U.S. Treasury in 2014, essentially recycling the earnings the central bank gets from the $4 trillion in securities it accumulated through three rounds of quantitative easing. The figure tops the $79.6 billion that the Fed's 12 regional banks paid back to...

  • *Japan's FSA conducting stress tests- two sources. TOKYO, Dec 29- Japan's financial regulator is running stress tests to see if too much cash in the system is stifling smaller banks' ability to earn, unlike regulatory tests elsewhere that have been designed to see whether lenders had enough capital to cope with financial shocks. The action highlights one of the...

  • Dec 29- Japan's financial regulator has begun stress tests on regional banks to determine how much their earnings would suffer if long-term interest rates remain near record lows under the Bank of Japan's loose money policy, according to two people with direct knowledge of the process. Regional lenders have typically extended loans to smaller businesses,...

  • Energy sector lenders not facing 'bloodbath': CEO Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:52 AM ET
    A rig hand works the controls while changing out a drill pipe at a Knox Energy Inc. oil drilling site in Knox County, Ohio.

    Banks with loan exposure to energy firms face a much different scenario than they did during the 1980s oil price glut, said Cullen/Frost's CEO.

  • Banks charging businesses fees a 'bad idea': Pro Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    The headquarters of JP Morgan Chase on Park Avenue in New York.

    New bank fees for some business deposits are a really bad idea, Kroll Bond Rating Agency's Chris Whalen said.

  • PARIS, Dec 5- Credit Agricole Chairman Jean-Marie Sander was removed this week from the board of a set of mutually-owned regional banks, a spokesman said on Friday, an indication he has lost the support of a grouping that is its main shareholder. The regional mutual banks voted not to reappoint Sander as the deputy chairman of the Federation Nationale du Credit...

  • Regionals not spooked by lower oil   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 4:14 PM ET
    Regionals not spooked by lower oil

    CNBC's Mary Thompson discusses the potential risks of a lower oil price to regional banks, and whether the banks are concerned.

  • Regional banks' oil concerns   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Regional bank's oil concerns

    Analysts think a prolonged decline in oil prices could hurt loan growth of regional banks, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • The best reasons to buy regional bank stocks Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    black and white bank scene, community bank, bank teller, bank

    Forget Wall Street. Regional banks are getting bigger through acquisitions, making them the best stock bet in the financial sector.