Editors'picks for the week include an interview with California-based Golden 1 CreditUnion's chief executive and a look at small-bank debt issuance so far in 2016.
Southernbank M&A hits bumps in the road
A number of bankers in the South are actively pursuingdeals, but M&A could be facing headwinds in some markets, particularly inTexas, senior editor Nathan Stovall noted in this blog post.
Dealmaking continues to lag in Q2
Even though markets have been more stable, dealmakingactivity at the start of the second quarter is not much better than it wasthroughout the first quarter.
Small-bank debt issuance could see pickup
Small-bank debt issuance has slowed this year, after asurge in 2015, but advisers say the asset class remains attractive forinstitutions and investors alike. In 2015, banks under $1 billion in assetsmore than tripled their prior-year levels of issued debt.
Banks inoil patch try to shoot down bears, downplay risk of contagion
Bankers in oil-rich markets acknowledge there isstress in their energy loan portfolios, but they are holding firm that theyhave not seen contagion spread to other areas yet.
Golden 1CEO says NBA partnership will help drive membership
Golden 1Credit Union President and CEO Donna Bland spoke to S&P GlobalMarket Intelligence at the CO-OP Financial Services Think 16 event this weekabout the credit union's plans for growth; how it will deal with crossing the$10 billion in assets mark; and the outlook for auto lending.