Armored Truck Spills $175K Onto Atlanta Highway

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Drivers on Interstate 285 in Atlanta likely thought they had come into some quick cash when $175,000 recently fell out of an armored truck. Security & Fraud armored truck atlanta Cash Drivers felony misdemeanor money News police Theft What's Hot

KFC Brings Beyond Meat Chicken To Atlanta Location

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The franchise is located close to Atlanta’s SunTrust Park stadium, Vox reported. The QSR chain also said it will consider feedback from Atlanta customers as it looks to a broader pilot or potential national rollout.

Atlanta becoming hot spot for branch expansion

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A strong economy, low-cost deposits and disruption from M&A are presenting opportunities. Branch banking Capital Community banks Deposits Commercial lending Pennsylvania Georgia

William Mills Agency Offers Atlanta Fintech Event Calendar

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The City of Atlanta and surrounding suburbs is a hub for the financial technology industry, and Atlanta is hosting more and more trade shows and conferences in the fintech space,” said Scott Mills, President, William Mills Agency.

Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium To Accept Only Cashless Payments

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To help keep the prices of food and drinks low, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is about to become cashless. Only credit cards, debit cards and mobile payments will be accepted at the venue beginning on March 10, Bloomberg reported. With the change, the costs of working with cash, such as reconciliation and physical cash drawers, are said to be removed.

FDIC approves Atlanta-area de novo

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Loyal Trust Bank is the seventh proposed bank in 2019 to secure the agency's approval for deposit insurance. Community banking De novo institutions Capital Georgia

3 Reasons Why Fintech is Thriving in Atlanta

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Metro Atlanta has established itself as a major hub for the fintech (financial technology) industry. Here are three reasons why the fintech industry is thriving in Atlanta: Incubators and accelerators. Additionally, the Atlanta Tech Village is the fourth largest tech hub in the U.S.

Retail Pulse: Nike Opens Atlanta SNKRS Pop-Up; FAO Schwarz Plans London Store

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The company recently opened a SNKRS Pop-Up shop in Atlanta — as the city gears up for Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the Patriots and the Rams — that will remain in the city until March.

Former mutual to buy bigger bank in Atlanta

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Community First will pay $40 million in cash for the parent of Affinity Bank. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Georgia

Citizens to buy M&A firm in Atlanta

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The Rhode Island bank is one of several regionals that have snapped up dealmaking boutiques in recent years to bolster noninterest income. M&A Commercial banking Capital markets Regional banks Citizens Financial

10 years after resurrection, BankUnited eyes Atlanta, servicing exit

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The moves are part of a plan by CEO Rajinder Singh discussed in a conversation with American Banker. Community banking Branch network M&A Revenue and expenses Servicing Sailthru NMN servicing no display BB&T SunTrust Florida New York Georgia

Atlanta Fed President Lockhart to Step Down

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WASHINGTON – Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, has announced his resignation, effective Feb. 28, 2017. breaking_news people fed sailthru-no-lead law-regulation

Trump Victory Raises Stakes for Atlanta Fed Pres Search

American Banker

The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank was already under pressure to replace outgoing president Dennis Lockhart with a person of color – preferably the first African-American to head a Fed bank.

Group files to open Atlanta-area bank

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Organizers are planning to raise up to $25 million for Tandem Bank. Community banking De novo institutions Capital FDIC Georgia

Construction loan buildup in Atlanta

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CFPB to open Southeast regional office in Atlanta next year

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The CFPB's move is in line with the other banking regulators who have offices in Atlanta. Law and regulation CFPB Georgia

Group plans multicultural bank in Atlanta suburb

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Loyal Trust Bank will have a large number of Asian-American investors and board members. Community banking M&A Capital De novo institutions Georgia

Vendor Consolidation Trend Advances in Fiserv Deal for Atlanta Firm

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The core-tech vendor Fiserv has agreed to buy Online Banking Solutions in Atlanta. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy m-a fraud-detection core-systems vendor-management analytics integration wi ga bank-technology

New Ameris chief puts M&A on hold to focus on Atlanta growth

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Palmer Proctor, who took over at Ameris after it bought Fidelity Southern, where he was also CEO, says more deals would be a "distraction.". Community banking M&A Career moves Georgia

Ameris to make big Atlanta push with Hamilton acquisition

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Ameris would gain 24 Atlanta-area branches in the $406 million deal. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Georgia

CFPB to Open Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta

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to Atlanta, Georgia in late 2019. that will be surrendered after the southeast regional team is moved to Atlanta. The CFPB stated that Atlanta was selected as “the city that best enables the Bureau to fulfill its statutory mission and enhance its collaboration with its regulatory partners, while being as efficient as possible.” CFPB General CFPB Monitor Atlanta CFPB southeast regional office

PPRO opens a new office in Atlanta, US

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(The Paypers) PPRO has announced the opening of its Atlanta office, in an effort to help US-based online businesses expand their international customer base

BB&T-SunTrust deal has Atlanta banks licking their chops

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United Community, Synovus, Cadence and others stand to gain lenders and customers even if BB&T flawlessly integrates the $28 billion acquisition. Community banking Strategic buyers Growth strategies BB&T SunTrust Georgia

Regions CEO Grayson Hall Named to Atlanta Fed Board

American Banker

Regions Financial President and CEO Grayson Hall and the CEO of a Miami bank have been elected to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. breaking_news national-regional law-regulation people fed al fl community-banking

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National Commerce to Buy Private Bancshares in Atlanta

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has agreed to buy Private Bancshares in Atlanta. National Commerce in Birmingham, Ala., breaking_news community-banking m-a ga al dealmaking-strategy

Top 5 Emerging Fintech Hubs in The U.S.

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A big bet on Atlanta by Charter Financial

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More than half of the company's loans and deposits would be in the Atlanta area after it buys Resurgens Bancorp. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Georgia

BAI Beacon 2017 Buzzes with Innovation in Atlanta

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William Mills III, CEO of William Mills Agency, interviews a groups of WMA associates at the BAI Beacon 2017 Conference in Atlanta. The post BAI Beacon 2017 Buzzes with Innovation in Atlanta appeared first on Financial PR and Marketing Agency & Financial Public Relations.

Accelerating Atlanta: How the South's Fintech Hub Attracts New Talent

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Atlanta is flush with payment processors that handle more than 70% of the nation's transactions. These players now plan to expand their reach even further, hoping to make the southern city a fintech hub to rival Silicon Valley and New York.

De novo effort in Atlanta gets one step closer to opening

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Tandem Bank has approval from the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance as its aims to become the state's first new bank since the financial crisis. Community banking De novo institutions Consumer banking Capital Georgia

NCR Marches in Atlanta Pride Parade for First Time

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Vendor consolidation continues with Fiserv deal for Atlanta firm

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The core-tech vendor Fiserv has agreed to buy Online Banking Solutions in Atlanta. M&A Technology

Fidelity in Atlanta plans major pullback in indirect auto

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The company will no longer originate indirect auto loans outside of Florida and Georgia. Community banks Commercial lending Growth strategies Georgia Florida

SunTrust replaces Wells Fargo as official bank of Atlanta airport

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SunTrust will operate a branch inside Hartsfield-Jackson's main domestic terminal and operate 16 ATMs throughout the airport. Wells said its revenue had been declining. Consumer banking Branch banking Branch network ATMs SunTrust Wells Fargo JPMorgan Chase

Speed worked to CenterState's advantage in Atlanta deal

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Charter One wanted to sell itself quickly because it feared valuations had peaked, and CenterState was able to beat other potential suitors to the punch. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Capital Georgia Florida

As M&A rebounds in Atlanta, choice targets become scarce

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Buyers are scooping up many of the market's biggest banks, making it harder for others to gain scale. Community banking M&A Consolidations Correspondent banking Georgia Florida North Carolina

National Commerce in Ala. to expand Atlanta operations with acquisition

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The company agreed to buy Landmark Bancshare in Marietta, Ga., for $115 million. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Georgia

Atlanta Fed names Bostic president; first African American regional bank head

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Rafael Bostic, an economist professor of public policy at the University of Southern California, has been named the 15th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and will become the first African American to head a regional Fed bank. Monetary policy Federal Reserve

Renasant takes big leap in Atlanta with $453M acquisition

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The Mississippi company will gain nearly $2 billion in loans after it buys Brand Group Holdings. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Georgia Mississippi

Georgia's Own CU Puts Name Atop Atlanta Office Tower

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Georgia's Own Credit Union (Atlanta, GA) is relocating its headquarters to the 32-story office the tower in downtown Atlanta. As the building's anchor tenant, the $2.3 billion credit union will put its name atop the office tower. The office tower was formerly known as the Equitable Tower. Read the story. Branding HQ

State Bank in Atlanta lines up next CEO

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Joseph Evans will step down as CEO on June 1, though he will remain the company's chairman. Thomas Wiley, a longtime associate of Evans, is set to take the helm. Succession planning Earnings C-suite Georgia

Atlanta-based Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) Taps William Mills Agency To Lead Public Relations for Financial Services, Craft Brewery Markets

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The post Atlanta-based Porter Keadle Moore (PKM) Taps William Mills Agency To Lead Public Relations for Financial Services, Craft Brewery Markets appeared first on Financial PR and Marketing Agency & Financial Public Relations.

Cadence finds its 'gem' with agreement to buy State Bank Financial in Atlanta

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The Houston company had been an interested, but selective, acquirer before announcing this year's biggest bank deal. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Texas Georgia