Among this week's most-read stories: Eagle Bancorp CEO's response to a short seller's damaging report; California regulator seeks to revoke or suspend Wells Fargo licenses; and Independent Bank not eyeing further acquisitions after announcing its deal with TCSB Bancorp.
Former Patriot National CEO accuses Fifth Third of impeding 'superyacht' sale
The 57-meter Lady Sara, which served as the topic of the book, "Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, The People Who Built It, And The Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It," under its prior ownership, is listed for sale at $36 million.
Eagle CEO hits back at short seller; stock recovers some ground after big drop
Eagle Bancorp Inc. CEO Ronald Paul defended the company from Aurelius Value's damaging report that claimed that the bank makes improper loan deals and lacks sufficient internal controls.
California insurance regulator seeks to suspend or revoke Wells Fargo licenses
The California Department of Insurance alleged that between 2008 and 2016, Wells Fargo Bank NA and Wells Fargo Insurance Inc. issued around 1,500 insurance policies to customers without their knowledge or permission.
First Bancshares deal taps into Tallahassee, improves liquidity
First Bancshares Inc. is buying Sunshine Financial Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $32.1 million.
Independent Bank looks to northern Michigan for growth years after branch sales
Following the announcement of its deal with TCSB Bancorp Inc., Independent Bank Corp. CEO Brad Kessel said the company is not yet considering further acquisitions.