Posts Tagged ‘Brandon Roberts’

Assessing Metropolitan’s market timing: Experienced risk takers pulled it off

It’s not like founder Curt Gabardi and his Metropolitan Bank partners decided to sell popsicles in an ice storm. But starting a bank as the nation’s financial sector verged on falling off a cliff? “Whether intentional or by chance, in a warped kind of way they probably picked the best time in the world to […] [...]

Days of free debit card use could be coming to an end

by Ted Carter Published: February 10,2011

Tags: Brandon Roberts, Electronic Funds Transfer Act, Evelyn Mitchell, Hans Petit, MBJ FEATURE

Banks have to find ways to offset lower fees from merchants on debit card transactions Achieving that critical balance between a viable revenue level and a satisfied customer base is about to get much more difficult for bankers in Mississippi. They must make tough decisions  before the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors puts a cap on […] [...]

Quantitative exams give clearer picture of loan pricing

by Ted Carter Published: November 21,2010

Tags: Brandon Roberts, Ed Wilmesherr

Regression modeling gives insight into maintaining lending fairness An evolution of sorts has been occurring the past several years in how banking regulators monitor banks for compliance with federal fair lending laws. While they have become more stringent in compliance examinations over the last five years, regulators have also expanded the factors they weigh in […] [...]

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