Banking and Finance

Leading the Alabama Publics League

Jeffry Rosenthal is CEO and president of Hibbett Sports Inc., one of the best performing companies on our annual ranking of Alabama...

$2 Billion Chump Change

News in May that J.P. Morgan dropped more than $2 billion in a derivatives trade made headlines, stirred Congressional committee hearings—Harrumph! Harrumph!—and...

Number Crunchers to the Rescue

Most every Alabama business has a relationship with an accounting firm — to balance the books, prepare taxes, draw up the...

Markets Catch Breath After Benchmarks Breached

Wall Street closed out its best first-quarter beginning since 1998 as it finished our session that ended March 30. Several positive economic signs...

Alabama Insider Trades

Source: SEC filings. Note: Under the "Transaction (Trans.) Type" column, "B" indicates a direct, open-market purchase, "S" indicates a direct,...

Taking up Slack in Business Lending

It wasn’t too long ago that small business owners might walk right past a credit union on their way to their local bank...

Alabama Insider Trades

Source: SEC Filings. Note: Under the "Transaction (Trans.) Type" column, "B" indicates a direct, open-market purchase, "S" indicates a direct,...

Surviving the Busy Season

Each year, from early January until April 15, CPAs and their staffs work feverishly to complete client tax returns and meet...

Think Local, Stay Solvent

Bigger is not always better when it comes to surviving in today’s ever-struggling economy.  Banks with assets of $1 billion or greater are...

LOL Jennifer's $41 Trillion Inheritance

Recently, my parents had their air conditioner repaired by the same man who has been servicing their home for as long as...

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