This week's most read content includes a Data Dispatch on CEO pay in 2018 and a feature on Berkshire Hills Bancorp's pending acquisition of SI Financial.
CEO pay ratio of limited value — for now
Newly reported CEO pay ratios vary wildly from company to company, making apples-to-apples comparisons difficult, but observers say the disclosures will become increasingly valuable over time.
Big bank CFO recommends accounting board 'change or eliminate' CECL
Capital One Financial Corp. CFO Richard Blackley said CECL is "likely to create significant unintended consequences" that will negatively affect credit availability, accessibility and affordability.
Deal would send Berkshire Hills further into New England under new CEO
Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc.'s recently announced deal with SI Financial Group Inc. surprised some analysts because former Berkshire Hills CEO Michael Daly said the bank was focused on growing organically.
Several US banks set to cross $10B mark thanks to pending M&A
First Merchants Corp. is set to cross the $10 billion asset threshold once its pending acquisition of MBT Financial Corp. closes. Several other U.S. banks are poised to cross the regulatory threshold through acquisitions.
US banks closing in-store branches at faster pace than stand-alone locations
In-store branches, long considered a lower-cost option for gathering deposits, are being closed at a faster pace than their stand-alone counterparts.