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Glacier Bancorp's Mick Blodnick Named Community Banker of the Year

  • 19 December 2014
  • Author: Smillie, Monica
  • Number of views: 4396
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After 25 bank deals in as many years at Glacier Bancorp, Mick Blodnick knows how to do acquisitions — how to pick them, how to make them work after the ink is dry. And not only for his institution but for the other side of the table as well. "When you break it down, this is a pretty simple industry," he said. "If you don't get too full of yourself, and just think about what you're trying to do to help people better their lives, it can be a very, very rewarding career."

Division Shows Greater Efficiency in NMLS License Renewals

  • 17 December 2014
  • Author: Smillie, Monica
  • Number of views: 2427
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The Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions is currently processing annual renewals for all non-depository licensees. These renewals are all submitted online via the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). According to the NMLS renewal dashboard available on December 15, 2014 about 79% of licensees have submitted their online renewal. This percentage is nearly identical to what was submitted by this timeframe in 2013.

Federal Government Proposes Rule to Strengthen Capital Positions of Largest U.S. Bank Holing Companies

  • 15 December 2014
  • Author: Smillie, Monica
  • Number of views: 3350
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The proposal establishes a methodology to identify whether a U.S. bank holding company is a GSIB - a global systemically important banking organization.  A firm identified as a GSIB would be subject to a risk-based capital surcharge that is calibrated its systemic risk profile.  Eight U.S. firms would currently be identified as GSIBs under the proposal:  Bank of America, Bank of NY Mellon, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, State Street and Wells Fargo.

Inland Bank & Trust Agrees to Aquire College Savings Bank

  • 17 November 2014
  • Author: Smillie, Monica
  • Number of views: 4379
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Oak Brook, Illinois-based Inland Bank & Trust agreed to acquire College Savings Bank, a $477 million bank in Princeton, New Jersey that caters exclusively to parents and others saving for college [$351 million in stable deposits].  College Savings Bank administers state college savings plans in Montana, Arizona and Indiana and previously operated College Savings Trust, a Montana-chartered trust company.

BB&T Corp. Agrees to Buy Susquehanna Bancshares

  • 17 November 2014
  • Author: Smillie, Monica
  • Number of views: 3503
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In a cash and stock deal valued at $2.5 billion, BB&T Corp. of Winston-Salem, North Carolina agreed to buy Susquehanna Bancshares of Lancaster, Pennsylvania with closing projected for the 3rd quarter of 2015.

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