Commercial banks

US Regulators Considering Slashing Proposed Capital Hike for Big Banks: Report

The Federal Reserve and two other US regulators are reportedly considering a new plan to reduce a nearly 20% mandated increase in capital for the country's largest banks.

US Banks See Loan Demand Drop, Fed Survey Says

US banks have observed a fresh decline in loan demand for industrial purposes and household demand for credit during the first quarter of the year, according to a Federal Reserve survey...

US Regulators Take Hold of Troubled Lender Republic First and Agree to Sell It to Fulton Bank

US regulators have taken hold of Republic First Bancorp and arranged to sell it to Fulton Bank...

HSBC Is Considering Selling Some Business Units in Germany to Focus on Asia as It Further Exits From Europe

HSBC is reportedly considering selling various business units in Germany...

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Investors bet on homeless bond for promise of high yields- report
As demand for debt backed by commercial mortgages rise in recent months, yield-hungry investors are ready to make bets on loans packaged to non-traditional properties, the Financial Times reported.
BofA encourage junior employees of corporate and investment bank to take weekends off
The Bank of America is discouraging its junior investment bankers from working on weekends as it seeks to promote better work-life balance for its employees, the Financial Times reported.
Mississippi's Britton & Koontz gets shareholder approval for Home Bancorp merger
Mississippi-based firm Britton & Koontz Capital Corp gained approval from its shareholders for a previously announced merger into Lafayette's Home Bancorp Inc that is valued at $34.5 million.
Banco de Chile top shareholder to sell up to around $1B in shares
LQ Inversiones Financieras, Banco de Chile's majority shareholder, will sell up to 6.9 billion shares equivalent to $963 million. The exit deal would reduce LQ's stake in the Chilean lender from 58.4%
Ohio's UB&T to merge with Indiana's Old National Bank in $173M deal
Michigan-based community bank United Bank & Trust (UB&T) is set to merge with Indiana-based financial holding firm Old National bank sometime this summer in a deal valued at $173.1 million.
Indonesia's CT Corp engages 13 banks for $1.275B syndicated loan- sources
Sources told Bloomberg that CT Corp, a diversified holding company based in Indonesia, has hired 13 lenders to market a syndicated loan worth $1.275 billion.
Austria's Raiffeisen Bank International halts sale of loss-making Hungarian subsidiary
Raiffeisen Bank International reportedly aborted plans to sell its loss-making Hungarian business, saying that selling the asset at a knock-down price would trigger losses it was not prepared to accep
Raiffeisen Bank International to seek €2.25B capital hike
Raiffeisen Bank International, a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank, may hike its equity capital by as much as €2.25 billion in the next six months. The Austrian lender will be selling shares to bol
Wells Fargo & Co create underwriting group to keep mortgages inhouse
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co has given the task of originating mortgages for the largest home lender in the US to 400 underwriters, Bloomberg reported.
Citizens Financial Group to exit retail branches in Chicago area to US Bancorp
Citizens Financial Group, a unit of the Royal Bank of Scotland, said it had agreed to exit its Chicago area retail branches and small business operations to US Bancorp.
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