"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...» Read More
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William Rogers, SunTrust Banks chairman & CEO, provides insight into whether the Volcker Rule will impact his regional bank.
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