McDonald’s Will Open 200 Restaurants In Nordic Region

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McDonald’s will open 200 restaurants in the Nordic region over the next 10 years, as well as begin home deliveries this year in an attempt to take on rivals, such as Taco Bell and Yum! McDonald’s currently serves 150 million customers each year in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland from its estimated 430 restaurants in the region. The expansion will create 5,000 jobs in the region. Last year, McDonald’s sales in the Nordic region grew 5 percent to € 1.2

A Regional Approach To Global SME Trade

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But FedEx Business Insights also found that intra-regional exporting is a major force behind SME growth today, perhaps serving as a stepping stone for small businesses that may have their sights set on global growth ahead. Intra-regional exporting is a strong driving force, representing an average of nearly $800,000 in revenue, 10 percent above their exports to other regions,” the report stated.

Regions Bank Plucks New CIO From FinTech Arena

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The latest example of this comes from Regions Bank at its corporate headquarters in Birmingham, Ala. Prior to joining the Regions Bank community, Duggirala served as the CTO of Kabbage, a small business lender. Regions Bank’s head of regional banking, John Owen, and Duggirala’s direct supervisor commented on her hiring and the value she’ll add to the team. ” Payment Methods amala duggirala CIO CTO FinTech Innovation Regions Bank What's Hot

How Regions Bank Provides an Amazon-like Experience

Bank Innovation

Regions Bank tied with Amazon.com in a recent ranking of web experiences. How does a super-regional bank match the efforts of one the most sophisticated digital companies in the world, one that obsesses over customer experience?

Chargeoffs on Rise at Regionals

American Banker

Several regional banks, including Huntington and UMB, have reported higher net chargeoffs in the third quarter. earnings-national-regional-banks performance oh mo national-regional

Collapse Of Regional Italian Banks Puts 40,000 SMBs In Jeopardy

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Earlier this year, Italy initiated its largest bank bailout in its history when it committed up to $19 billion to save two failing regional banks, Banca Popoalare di Vicenza SpA and Veneto Banca SpA. 20), the ongoing struggles of those FIs is putting as many as 40,000 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the region in jeopardy.

Banks Need to Think of Their Customer Service in Terms of Seconds, Not Minutes, Regions Bank Says

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Exclusive Lending Mobile Payments PFM Premium lending Mobile banking mortgages online banking online lending regions bankEXCLUSIVE—Consumers are impatient, and growing less and less inclined to fill out the long forms necessary to apply for a loan, mortgage, or other financial service.

Regions Private Wealth Manager Promoted

American Banker

The $126 billion-asset holding company for Regions Bank said Jeremy King, who had been support manager for private wealth, is now executive vice president of wealth management strategy and effectiveness for Regions Wealth Management.

A Tale Of Two Payments Regions: UK And Germany

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But, of course, no two consumers are exactly alike – especially when comparing consumers across different regions of the world. The only way to predict what the emerging payments trends are for today is to seek out the one group of people who has the power to control the entire market: consumers.

Regions partners with mortgage fintech

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Bank technology Fintech Mortgage technology Mortgage applications Digital mortgages Regions Bank Bank of America AmazonThe bank says its partnership with Lender Price will help streamline and simplify its home loan process.

Regions Financial names new president

BankThink

Succession planning Regional banks Grayson Hall Regions BankJohn Turner, the head of the Birmingham, Ala., company's corporate banking group, takes over the president's title from Chairman and CEO Grayson Hall.

Regions to sell insurance business to BB&T

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M&A Regional banks Brokers BB&T Regions BankBB&T is the nation's fifth-largest insurance broker. The deal, expected to close in the third quarter, would further expand its reach in the Southeast and Texas.

Regional banks get a boost; Kudlow considered

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Morning scan Dodd-Frank Regional banks Trump administration AML Digital paymentsSmaller bank stocks have outperformed the big banks with the prospect of Dodd-Frank rollbacks; Trump “very strongly” pondering TV analyst for adviser role.

Regions to ‘Refresh’ Digital Offerings as Avant Comes Online

Bank Innovation

Regions Financial Corp. The Regions-Avant partnership was announced last April. Cards Lending Marketing Mobile Online Retail apps Avant ios marketplace lending regions bank Regions Financialis using its upcoming Avant deployment as an opportunity to “refresh” its digital offerings. The bank’s CEO, Grayson Hall, said yesterday during the company’s earnings call that the Avant loan application service will go live next month.

On the cusp: regional integration in Asia

Celent Banking

One of the major themes will be regional integration, which is another way of saying the development of cross-border markets. In insurance, the continued development of regional markets. Financial institutions will be challenged to create new business models and technology strategies to extract the opportunities offered by regional integration.

Bulgarian bank launches region's first HCE-enabled mobile wallet

Mobile Payments Today

The bank said is using MasterCard's certified Host Card Emulation technology to enable contactless payments through its current mobile banking app

Where regionals outshine big banks: The battle for cheap deposits

BankThink

Investments in analytics and a focus on courting midsize businesses have helped regional banks add non-interest-bearing deposits even as they struggle for other types of deposits. Deposits Net interest margin Consumer banking Commercial banking Regional banks BB&T Citizens Financial Regions BankCan they keep it up as rates rise?

John Turner to succeed Hall as Regions Bank's CEO

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Succession planning Regional banks Commercial banking C-suite Grayson Hall Regions Bank AlabamaGrayson Hall has served as CEO since 2010. He will leave the post in July but remain executive chairman through the end of the year.

Regions Names Head of Insurance Unit

American Banker

Regions Financial has a new chief executive for its insurance business. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy people fee-income al national-regional

Why this regional bank made autism-friendly branches a priority

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Regions Financial is taking steps across its 1,500-branch network to embrace consumers with autism and train its staff to help them. Consumer banking Branch management Customer service Regions BankBusiness development, not just compassion, is part of the motivation.

Regions reshuffles execs, creates corporate responsibility arm

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Corporate philanthropy Expense management Regional banks AlabamaThe Alabama company, as part of an efficiency effort, is streamlining its organizational structure and creating a division focused on community engagement.

Hoenig steps down from FDIC; Regional banks lose deposit share

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Vice chairman set to leave agency on Monday; big regionals are caught in the middle, losing share to both the biggest national banks and community institutions. Morning scan Mobile payments CRA Regional banks Cryptocurrencies Thomas Hoenig FDIC

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Auth0 brings Identity-as-a-Service solutions across EMEA region

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(The Paypers) Auth0 , a global provider of Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), has announced rapid expansion across EMEA, a region which has already seen 550% year-over-year growth

Regions' guide to building digital relationships

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Regions Financial's tool that helps customers find the right account for themselves is among the reasons why Andy Hernandez is a Digital Banker of the Year finalist. Digital banking Mobile banking National banks Bank technology Regions Bank

Capital markets, credit quality were bright spots for Regions in 1Q

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The regional bank's net income rose 37% thanks to those factors and others. Regional banks Net interest margin Earnings Commercial lending Consumer lending Capital markets Grayson Hall Regions Bank

Regions to add Charlotte branch as part of Southern expansion

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Commercial banking Consumer banking Branch banking Branch network Regions BankThe Birmingham, Ala., company is also looking to bulk up in Atlanta, Houston, Memphis and Knoxville, Tenn.

Regions Buys Affordable-Housing Syndication Business

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Regions Financial in Birmingham, Ala., breaking_news national-regional dealmaking-strategyhas bought a business that manages low-income housing tax credits.

Strengthening leadership of niche lines at Regions

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Commercial banking Property and casualty insurance Succession planning Regions BankThe Alabama bank has named one of its own to head up the company’s property and casualty insurance business, and it has made a key hire in its health care banking group.

Wells Fargo Names Regional Head of Middle-Market Banking

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breaking_news womenin-banking people small-business national-regionalWells Fargo has named Monica Cole to head middle-market banking for six Midwestern states.

Bulgarian bank launches region's first HCE-enabled mobile wallet

Mobile Payments Today

The bank said is using MasterCard's certified Host Card Emulation technology to enable contactless payments through its current mobile banking app

Regions’ profit grows on credit quality improvement

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Earnings Regional banks Regions BankThe Birmingham, Ala., bank has been cutting exposure to indirect auto, multifamily and medical office lending, categories it deems high-risk.

Big Banks Improve, Regionals Stuck in Neutral: 2016 Reputation Survey

American Banker

Large banks are gaining momentum as regional banks stall in the annual American Banker/Reputation Institute Survey of Bank Reputations. magazine national-regional

Report: CEE region undergoes a fast digitalization

The Paypers

(The Paypers) Erste Group ’s latest report has revealed that The Central and Eastern European (CEE) region is close to Western Europe’s level of digitalization

Here Are The Asian Smartphone Upstarts Gunning To Displace Apple, Samsung, And Huawei In The Region

CB Insights

In second place was Xiaomi, which has made major inroads in the region with its low-cost smartphones. The company was ranked in IDC’s Southeast Asia list as the region’s fourth most popular smartphone brand in 2016, taking 4.5%

Clearhaus supports Apple Pay for online merchants in Nordic region

The Paypers

(The Paypers) Clearhaus , a Danish acquirer, has integrated Apple Pay to offer Apple`s mobile payment platform to over 5,000 online merchants in the Nordic region

Wealth Management Still a “People’s Business,” Says New Regions Exec

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robo advisory — is a trend to “watch closely,” according to Kate Randall Danella, Regions Bank’s newest head of private wealth management. Corporate Innovations Mobile Operations Technology Wealth Management HR regions bank robo advisory SigFig techDigital advisory — a.k.a. But adoption by the bank is likely years away. It’s a space we are watching closely and having conversations now. We look into how Read More.

Retailers in the EMEA region to increase investments in payments

The Paypers

(The Paypers) A survey by ACI Worldwide and Ovum has found that 55% of retailers and merchants in the EMEA region plan to increase their investment into new payment capabilities

Digital investment advice spreading to regionals

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It is the latest regional bank to enter a market first claimed by the biggest banks. Webster Bank’s partnership with the national broker-dealer LPL is a reversal of its initial opposition to robo-advisers. Robo advisors Payment automation software Investment technology Bank technology Online banking Apps Mobile technology Webster Bank

Battered Regionals Pledge to Keep Fighting Against Tough Conditions

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dealmaking-strategy performance commercial-lending fee-income small-business earnings-national-regional-banks national-regionalIt's liable to be an uphill climb as banks try to boost revenue and hold profit steady over the rest of the year. Here's why.

Happy medium: 'Tweener' regionals try creative growth strategies

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Regional banks Growth strategies Commercial lending Consumer banking HSAs Auto lending AB magazine Webster Bank First Horizon NationalCreative growth strategies are helping banks with $10B to $50B of assets — including Webster and TCF — improve profitability. These ‘tweeners’ deal with tougher regulations than smaller competitors without the scale larger ones have to absorb the expense.