This week's most-read content includes a data dispatch on Wells Fargo's latest troubles and features on Old National Bancorp's and Pacific Premier Bancorp's pending acquisitions.
Wells Fargo's latest scandal raises specter of board removal
Yet another controversy at Wells Fargo & Co. has politicians calling upon regulators to take action, but enforcement actions against operating banks have an uneven history.
Old National Bancorp cracking into Minnesota with Twin Cities deal
Evansville, Ind.-based Old National Bancorp completed a string of deals in 2013 and 2014 in order to cross the $10 billion asset threshold, but has been on the sidelines since completing its $463 million deal with Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. in May 2016.
Pacific Premier continues steady M&A pace with Plaza acquisition
Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. is further expanding its footprint in Southern California by acquiring Plaza Bancorp in a $226.3 million all-stock deal, continuing the company's path toward the $10 billion regulatory asset threshold.
Bank of the Ozarks pursued state law changes before shedding holdco
Bank of the Ozarks shed its holding company after working with its state regulator and the Arkansas legislature to ensure business could continue as usual. Other banks may choose to follow Ozarks' lead.
Tiny CU floored when PNC ends correspondent banking relationship
A small Pittsburgh credit union was shocked to learn that its 46-year correspondent banking relationship with PNC Financial Services Group Inc. was abruptly ended.