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  • Dodd-Frank's effect on community banks, in 3 charts Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    Bank customer teller transaction

    Data from the FDIC show that America’s smaller banks have been suffering for decades both in falling numbers and a declining share of total assets.

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it reached a resolution with the Swiss regional bank Ersparniskasse Schaffhausen AG on possible tax-related criminal offenses. According to terms of the agreement, EKS will cooperate in any related criminal or civil proceedings, show implementation of controls to stop misconduct and pay...

  • TOKYO, June 23- Lawmakers from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party have proposed tripling deposit limits on Japan Post's banking unit to 30 million yen per account, as the state-owned group prepares to go public later this year. Similarly, even Japan Post President Taizo Nishimuro is skeptical, people familiar with the matter said, as the bank struggles to...

  • Financial stocks break out midyear on Fed Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    JPMorgan building in New York.

    Financial stocks are surging, thanks to the Fed's signals it is raising rates and recommendations by major Wall Street research shops.

  • June 8- The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on Monday launched a search for a "strategic thought leader" to replace current president Narayana Kocherlakota, who is returning to academia after years of failing to persuade colleagues in the U.S. central bank to support more accommodative monetary policy. Kocherlakota, a university professor before...

  • BB&T CEO: New world of banking Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    BB&T CEO: New world of banking

    Kelly King, BB&T chairman & CEO, discusses the banking giant's plans for expansion, and the overall health of lending and small business.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- First Tennessee Bank agreed to pay $212.5 million to resolve a case involving Federal Housing Administration- insured mortgage lending, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Benjamin Mizer of the Justice Department's Civil Division said First Tennessee's "reckless underwriting has resulted in significant losses of federal funds...

  • TOKYO, May 29- Japan's financial regulator is urging banks to strengthen safeguards against potential market turbulence from a U.S. interest rate hike expected later this year, according to a document seen by Reuters. Policymakers believe Japan's banking system remains sound with no immediate signs of financial imbalances or excessive risk-taking.

  • May 28- Top U.S. solar installer SolarCity Corp on Thursday said it has partnered with Bank of America on a $200 million fund that will enable smaller investors such as regional banks to finance the company's residential solar systems. The move is aimed at bringing new capital into the fast-growing rooftop solar industry and ultimately reducing the cost of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee is pushing ahead with a bill to ease rules across sections of the financial industry after the first round of efforts to work with his Democratic counterpart failed. The bill could also seek to ease regulations on regional banks such as Comerica Inc and insurers such as Allstate Corp and curb the...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.