Banking and Finance

Regulatory Rollback Candidates?

Capital requirements set by the Dodd-Frank Act — overseen by the Federal Reserve — could be lowered for mid-sized banks, if...

Market Share Growth Leaders

“Our customers appreciate our technology tools and the availability of our bankers, ” says Tom Broughton,...

Investors Beware

Back in 2010, Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., a securities underwriting firm, began selling $39 million in bonds on behalf of...

An Ownership Transition Option Rediscovered

Founded in 1982, Huntsville-based Gleason Research Associates Inc. has built a specialized niche as a defense contractor in missile systems and engineering services....

Strategies for Long-Term Health Care

Benjamin Franklin said nothing is certain except death and taxes. The extended epigram almost could have been: Nothing is certain except death, taxes...

Frontier Days on Main Street

To Alabama’s community banks, Jesse James and his gang would be a minor annoyance compared to the obstacles and issues the banks face...

Jim Rogers’ Vision

It’s true that Demopolis-reared Jim Rogers  has been around the block — like, about a bazillion times. The 73-year-old Rogers left Alabama’s...

Merger and the Cost of Compliance

It may not be a marriage made in heaven, but the merger between River Bank and Trust and Keystone Bank — announced last...

New Banks of Different Stripes

Only two new banks have been started in Alabama since the financial crisis of 2008, and each has taken a different approach to...

Important 401(k) Safety Tip

Doug McLeod is a founding member and managing director of Mitchell, McLeod, Pugh & Williams, a registered investment adviser firm based...

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