Posts Tagged ‘Hans Petit’

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

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 […] [...]

Acquisitions and mergers

by Published: September 19,2010

Tags: Banks, Hans Petit, Joel Clements, John Allison, John Oxford

Flurry of activity may be in the future of many Mississippi institutions A desire to offset dried up demand for consumer and business loans may set off a round of acquisitions and mergers among Mississippi banks. With ledger sheets showing greatly diminished interest income, bankers must get resourceful if they want to see some money […] [...]

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