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Investors Are Still Hungry for New Bank Equity

October 12, 2018

The U.S. economy is riding high. Bank stocks, while their valuations are down somewhat from their highs at the beginning of the year, are still enjoying a nice run. For most banks that want to raise new equity capital, the […]


The mainframe evolution: Banking still needs workhorse tech

October 2, 2018

Category: Channels

In the financial services industry, where IT systems are high-volume and mission-critical, news of Big Iron’s ‘big crisis’ is greatly exaggerated, at least for now. It’s true that in today’s digital first world, cloud-based services are seeing rapid adoption across […]


Mortgage rates hit a seven-and-a-half-year high as the easy money era comes to a close

September 27, 2018

Rates for home loans jumped along with yields in the broader bond market, taking financing costs to a recent high and raising fresh questions about the effect of another headwind on a housing market that’s already sputtering. The 30-year fixed-rate […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Investor Barry Sternlicht worries about a recession signal and an economy not as strong as it appears

October 11, 2018

Via: CNBC

Barry Sternlicht, CEO of global investment group Starwood Capital, told CNBC there are a number of negative factors that are contributing to his unease about the state of U.S. economy. “The economy’s not quite as strong as the number indicated,” […]


Activity, Corporate banking

Pinnacle Financial Adds 23 Bankers in Four States

October 11, 2018

Via: ABF Journal

Pinnacle Financial Partners has expanded its four-state footprint by recruiting bankers from large regional and national competitors by recruiting 23 bankers with an average of 23 years of experience in Q3/18, including 10 C&I and private banking financial advisors. Of […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Trump advisor Hassett: Emerging markets fallout, not US inflation, poses ‘biggest risk’ to economy

October 10, 2018

Via: CNBC

A more severe downturn in emerging markets is the “biggest risk” to the U.S. economy, not domestic inflation, a top economic advisor to President Donald Trump told CNBC on Wednesday. “I’m very concerned about emerging markets. If you look at […]