Banking and Finance

HarbisonWalker International to modernize plant in Fairfield

HarbisonWalker received a New Markets Tax Credit allocation of $8 million from UB Community Development to help with the modernization.

Strong leaders for strong companies

We chat with two of Alabama's top chief executive officers — Vulcan Materials' J. Thomas HIll (pictured) and Regions' John Turner.

Bank Independent to build an operations center in Muscle Shoals

The 95,000-square-foot complex will allow all operations staff to be under one roof. The building will also house the Bank Independent Museum.

SmartBank buys historic downtown Dothan building

Tennessee-based SmartBank has acquired a historic downtown Dothan building and will move its Dothan branch there

Avadian Credit Union completes Citizens State Bank acquisition 

Avadian Credit Union has completed the acquisition of Citizens State Bank of Vernon, bringing Avadian’s total locations in Alabama to 19.

Business borrowing

If it's time to expand, don't let rising rates squelch your plans — just work with your banker to find the best path forward.

Borrowing rates on the uptick

Just like consumers, banks scurry to adjust to changing rates.

Regions names three to board

New Regions directors — Mark Crosswhite, Noopur Davis and J. Thomas Hill — bring leadership, cyber security expertise to the board.

Community banks still serving their customers

From small business loans to employees' involvement in local organizations, community banks build on and encourage relationships with the areas they serve.

Save early, plan ahead, don’t panic

Practical tips to make your financial adviser's life easier — and your retirement sweeter

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