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Regions: Morgan Keegan sale lowers bank’s ‘overall risk profile’

January 29, 2012

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Regions Bank – Mississippi’s market leader — won’t be making a big payment to the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, with the $1.18 billion it is to gain through the pending sale of the Morgan Keegan investment brokerage. But the liquidity that the Birmingham bank’s holding company, Regions Financial, will gain from the sale […]

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Antics of big banks give credit unions, community banks early holiday gift

November 20, 2011

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Mississippi credit unions saw ‘some activity’ from ‘Bank Transfer Day’ while community bank Renasant grew accounts in state markets by 32 percent Breaking up isn’t so hard to do, after all. At least that’s what the Credit Union National Association reported a few days after the Nov. 5 national “Bank Transfer Day,” a protest staged […]

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What next for banks after failed debit fee experiment?

November 13, 2011

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Dead in a near blink of an eye. That’s how history will chronicle the big idea banks had for ginning up revenue through a monthly fee to customers for debit-card transactions. Perhaps you can blame awful timing. Parks in cities across the nation began filling up with protests against Wall Street and the banking system […]

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Bank of America joins parade of banks dropping debit fees

November 1, 2011

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Hoping to head off a customer uprising, Bank of America became the latest U.S. banking giant to drop plans for charging customers monthly fees for debit card use. The Charlotte financial services company had planned to initiate a $5 fee at some point in 2012. But after Wells Fargo, Chase, SunTrust and Regions eliminated fees […]

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National bankers group encouraged by bid to quash debit-fee cap

March 15, 2011

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By Ted Carter The American Bankers Association says legislation introduced in the Senate Tuesday gives it hope that banks can avoid a pending cut in the fees they receive from merchants on debit card transactions. The so-called Durbin amendment, named after sponsor Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, mandates the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors put […]

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