Oakworth Announces New Team In Mobile, Alabama

September 21, 2015, by John Norris

Oakworth Capital Bank is pleased to announce that the following team of professionals has joined our company to serve the South Alabama market: Mr. John Hensley -              Managing Director Mr. Bud Doyle -                   Senior Client Advisor Mr. Tom Roberts -               Senior Client Advisor Ms. Katie Smith -                 Assoc. Managing Dir. Mr. Wade Gordon -             Client Advisor Ms. Michele Stewart -         Client Support Ms. DeEdra Pugh -             Client Support While this team will initially implement...

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With no Fed hike, will bankers carry on business as usual?

September 17, 2015, by John Norris

A much-anticipated and expected hike in the Federal Reserve funds rate did not happen, which might be good news for consumers enjoying the low interest rate environment. While Birmingham banking experts said they weren't surprised by the lack of an increase, they still expect a hike...by the end of the year. The opinions expressed within this report are those of John Norris as of the initial publication of this blog. They are subject to change...

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Why would the Fed raise interest rates now?

September 9, 2015, by John Norris

The markets have been all over the place, mostly bad, and everyone is still worried about the Fed raising interest rates. Why would it when everything looks as lousy as it does right now?   That is a great question. Do you have another one that would be easier to answer? (Read the full article as previously published in the Montgomery Advertiser Saturday Sept 5th…) The opinions expressed within this report are those of John Norris as...

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How would business react to President Trump?

September 3, 2015, by John Norris

I know I'm putting the horse well in front of the cart, but a co-worker and I were having a debate: if Donald Trump actually became President, how would the markets and economy respond? You aren’t just putting the cart ahead of the horse; you are putting in another county. Wow. As I type this, I don’t believe any serious investors or business owners have started thinking about the possibilities of a President Trump. After...

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