Banking and Finance

Long Road to Tax Fairness

On the surface, not much has changed in Suite 301 of the Business Center of Alabama building in Montgomery. The office is in...

De Nouveau in the Wealth Niche

In the fall of 2007, on the eve of the worst financial crisis in U.S. history since the Great Depression, a...

Your Company on the Line

Late on an October afternoon in 2007, a car headed east on Highway 84 in Clarke County crossed the center line and...

Flashback: Banking in the Local Wealth Niche

In the first year of publication of Business Alabama, 1986, we were reporting anxious times for Alabama banks. In February, ...

The Money-Printing Machine

Since 2008 the U.S. Federal Reserve has been printing money like nobody’s business, more than $4 trillion of it. It’s not actually...

Wealth Managers Weigh the Market

Top wealth managers at Alabama banks recommend stocks for client portfolios because of stocks’ long-term growth potential. While equities are just one investment...

Solid Growth Throughout the Downturn

After adding 40, 000 newcomers in 2013, Alabama’s credit unions now have 1.9 million members — more than they’ve ever had. Since...

Crime Watch Accounting

Inside the offices at Forensic Strategic Solutions Inc., in Birmingham, Ralph Summerford and his team of accountants gather in front of...

Small Bank Competitiveness Following Financial Reforms

Well into the first quarter of this year, Alabama banks are grappling with a continuing slow economy and a barrage of regulations...

Dealing with Wall Street Fallout

Given the timing of the 2012 merger between the Alabama Bankers Association and Community Bankers Association, it’s no wonder a state banking...

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