Reliant Bancorp adding scale in key Tennessee market with acquisition


The company agreed to buy Tennessee Community Bank Holdings, which has operations just west of Nashville. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Tennessee

Tennessee bank shuffles management after chief's retirement


Community banking Succession planning Recruiting TennesseeFranklin Financial, which was recently freed from a memorandum of understanding, has installed interim leaders following its founding CEO's retirement and his son's resignation.

Atlantic Capital selling branches in Georgia, Tennessee


Community banking Branch network M&A Georgia TennesseeThe company is selling 14 branches, including several around Chattanooga, Tenn., and its mortgage business to FB Financial so it can focus on its Atlanta operations and national lending businesses.

Tennessee de novo cleared to open


De novo banks Community banking Lending TennesseeStudio Bank is set to become Nashville's first new bank since 2008. Organizers raised $46 million earlier this year.

Tennessee Election Website Went Offline In Cyberattack


In a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack this week, the website of a county election commission in Tennessee went offline during a mayoral primary. Despite the disruption, Knox County reported that the cyberattack did not impact the results of the election, TechCrunch reported. Tonight, our web servers suffered a successful denial-of-service attack,” Knox County wrote on Twitter on Tuesday (May 1).

SmartFinancial in Tennessee lands another acquisition


Community banking M&A Consolidations TennesseeSmartFinancial has agreed to buy Foothills Bancorp for $36 million. It would be SmartFinancial's fifth bank acquisition since 2012.

SmartFinancial's latest deal involves expansion in middle Tennessee


The company will also gain branches in northern Alabama when it buys Tennessee Bancshares. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Tennessee

First Tennessee Veteran Gets a Chairmanship Ahead of Retirement

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First Tennessee Bank in Memphis is giving veteran regional leader Pam Fansler an unusual retirement present: a chairmanship. people womenin-banking tn community-banking

Former Tennessee Commerce exec admits to misleading FDIC


Tennessee Commerce failed in 2012. Litigation TARP Failures TennesseeLamar Cox pleaded guilty to hiding losses while the bank held government funds.

Former Avenue bankers look to form bank in Tennessee


Community banking Capital De novo banks TennesseeStudio Bank aims to become the first de novo in Nashville in nearly a decade.

Tennessee is latest battleground for controversial energy loan program


Nonbank Energy industry Consumer lending Consumer direct Consumer banking TennesseeBankers oppose legislation that would let local governments finance energy efficiency projects with liens ahead of the mortgage.

First Tennessee, Capital Bank to be rebranded as First Horizon


The Memphis, Tenn., company said a common corporate identity for all its units made sense given a recent acquisition and its growth ambitions. M&A Banking

First Tennessee Promotes Three Execs in Mid-Atlantic Region

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First Tennessee Bank in Memphis said Tuesday that has promoted three executives in its Middle Atlantic region. breaking_news people corporate-governance tn community-banking

First Tennessee to Invest $1 Million in Financial Education

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First Tennessee Bank in Memphis announced Wednesday that it will commit $1 million to Operation Hope’s new HOPE Fund to offer free financial literacy education in low-income communities. breaking_news consumer-finance tn national-regional

Mid East Tennessee Community CU Conserved

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The National Credit Union Administration on April 23 placed Mid East Tennessee Community Credit Union in Decatur, Tennessee, into conservatorship. Mid East Tennessee Community Credit Union is a federally insured, state-chartered credit union with 1,855 members and assets of $12,093,966, according to the credit union’s most recent Call Report.

SmartFinancial to Buy Tennessee Branch from Atlantic Capital

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has agreed to buy a branch in Tennessee from a division of Atlantic Capital Bank in Atlanta. SmartFinancial in Knoxville, Tenn., breaking_news dealmaking-strategy ga tn m-a community-banking

First Tennessee Hires Four for Its Growing Niche Lines

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First Tennessee Bank in Memphis has recruited a quartet of executives for its expanding specialty banking lines that serve the franchising, healthcare, music, and transportation industries. breaking_news commercial-lending people tn national-regional

FB Financial to enter new Ky. market with FNB acquisition


The Tennessee company will gain access to the Bowling Green, Ky., Community banking M&A Growth strategies Kentucky Tennesseemarket as part of the $52 million deal.

Citizens Bank to Buy American Trust Bank of East Tennessee

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has agreed to buy American Trust Bank of East Tennessee in Knoxville. Citizens Bank in Elizabethton, Tenn., breaking_news community-banking dealmaking-strategy

What (or who) led this Tennessee bank to leave its comfort zone?


Recruiting Commercial lending Commercial banking TennesseeCommerce Union had been focused on expanding around Nashville, Tenn., until a lender based 120 miles away was available to hire.

Is North Carolina Next in Line for Tennessee's Pinnacle?

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The company believes it is done making acquisitions in its home state. The next phase of growth will likely involve deals and strategic hiring in large urban markets across the Southeast. community-banking consolidation performance nc m-a strategic-alternatives dealmaking-strategy

D3 Digital Banking Platform Goes Live at First Tennessee Bank

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The largest Tennessee-based bank, First Tennessee Bank, has gone live with a digital banking platform from D3 Banking. The deployment will provide a personalized banking experience for almost half a million digital customers while lowering costs for First Tennessee Bank.

CFPB fines Tennessee payday lender over claims it misled borrowers


Cash Express LLC allegedly sent customers threats of legal action even though the time for taking legal action had expired. Penalties and fines Credit reporting Debt collection Payday lending CFPB

Well-known bank investor to buy big stake in Sevier County Bancshares


Ken Lehman will gain a 40% stake in the Tennessee bank as part of a broader plan to raise $13 million. Community banking Capital Growth strategies Tennessee

Tri-State Bank of Memphis Hires First Tennessee Veteran as CEO

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Tri-State Bank of Memphis in Tennessee has hired Christine Munson, formerly of First Tennessee Bank, as its chief executive. breaking_news people womenin-banking tn community-banking

A small change to Pinnacle's wellness program went a long way


The Tennessee bank was able to give employees more flexibility and cut its costs in half for its biometric screenings initiative. Best Banks to Work For Healthcare guidelines Healthcare benefits Healthcare plans Employee benefits Employee engagement Tennessee

Citizens Bank of Tennessee Expands its Employee Communications Capability

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The bank has decided to take a major step in centralizing its employee engagement Technology Community Banking Feature Feature3 Human Resources Core Systems Outsourcing/Cloud. 1Community Banking

First South credit union to buy WinFirst Bank in Kentucky


M&A Growth strategies Community banking Credit unions Tennessee KentuckyThere have been 10 credit union-bank merger deals in 2019, more than in any previous year.

First Horizon may ask Alexa to help take on BB&T, SunTrust


Earnings Regional banks Digital banking TennesseeThe Memphis, Tenn., regional will explore the use of voice assistants as part of its digital banking push.

Tennessee kidnapping robbers indicted

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Tennessee federal prosecutors indicted two men who were allegedly involved in the armed bank extortion of Y-12 Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge in April, the SmartBank in Knoxville in July and the Northeast Community Credit Union in Elizabethton in October.

CapStar taps outsider as its next leader


Community banking Commercial lending Recruiting Succession planning TennesseeThe Nashville, Tenn., company hired Tim Schools from Highlands Bancshares to succeed founding CEO Claire Tucker.

United Community casts M&A net in BB&T-SunTrust strongholds


Lynn Harton, the Georgia bank's CEO and a 20-year BB&T veteran, is considering acquisitions in Alabama, Florida and Tennessee markets where the entity soon to be named Truist Financial has a high profile. Community banking M&A Commercial lending Georgia Tennessee Florida

FB Financial to buy two privately held banks in Tennessee


Clayton Bank and American City Bank are owned by Clayton HC and have a combined $1.2 billion in assets. M&A Integrations Growth strategies

Former Tennessee Commerce exec charged with lying to regulators


Lamar Cox is accused of understating losses tied to the sale of foreclosed properties in 2009. TARP Financial reporting Financial regulations

First Tennessee Offers $150 Checking Bonus

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Franklin Financial braces for loan loss from shared national credit


The Tennessee company has set up a $3.5 Community banking Loan-loss provisions Commercial lending Credit quality Tennesseemillion reserve associated with the unnamed borrower.

SmartFinancial to nearly double in size with purchase of N.C. bank


The Tennessee company will have $4 billion in assets and 47 branches in six states when it buys Entegra Financial. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Tennessee North Carolina

FB Financial wraps up mortgage refresh with correspondent channel sale


M&A Correspondent Wholesale lenders Earnings Consumer direct MSR Community banking Mortgages TennesseeFB Financial is selling its correspondent lending channel to Rushmore Loan Management Services, which will complete the bank holding company's restructuring of its mortgage business.

Bank vendors hungry for small-business analytics


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Partnership Is the Only Way Smaller Banks Can Compete on Mobile

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CFPB January 2017 complaint report highlights mortgage complaints, complaints from Tennessee consumers

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The report also highlights complaints from consumers in Tennessee and the Memphis and Nashville metro areas. Findings regarding complaints from Tennessee consumers include the following: As of January 1, 2017, approximately 17,800 complaints were submitted by Tennessee consumers of which approximately 4,700 and 5,800 were from Memphis and Nashville consumers, respectively. Barbara S. Mishkin.

Visa stock sale, M&A deal drive profits at First Horizon


Earnings at the holding company for First Tennessee Bank beat expectations even after excluding those one-time factors. Earnings First Horizon National First Tennessee Bank Visa

First Horizon, Pinnacle boost hiring in wake of BB&T-SunTrust deal


Executives at the Tennessee banks are using the biggest bank merger in a decade to aggressively recruit lenders and clients in Southeastern markets. Earnings M&A Recruiting Commercial lending First Horizon National First Tennessee Bank BB&T SunTrust