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August 26, 2011 08:05 ET

Equity Research on Regions Financial Corp. and First Horizon National Corp. - Complicated Environment for Regional- Southeast Banks

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 26, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Regional - Southeast Banks industry and has completed analytical research on Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) and First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE: FHN). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The financial crisis and recession have complicated the life of mid-sized banks all throughout the Regional banking sector. As a whole, the banking sector has gone through a fairly substantial period of consolidation as troubled banks are bought up by larger ones looking to reach efficient sizes. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Regional - Southeast Banks industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Regional - Southeast Banks industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Regions Financial Corp. and First Horizon National Corp.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Banks over $50 billion which the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act deems "systematically important" have an even more difficult task set out before them as they are required to follow different capital holding requirements. The rules are currently not fully defined, however, making banks uneager to make acquisitions that send them over the $50 billion asset-mark due to uncertainty surrounding how their businesses will change. This sort of issue seems to be on the mind of companies like First Horizon National Corp. as pressure for consolidation mounts. First Horizon National Corp. research report is available for free by signing up now at

Meanwhile, companies in the sector are looking for ways to become leaner in a period when loan growth is limited and fee revenue has been cut back by regulations. Some banks are trimming their workforces and streamlining systems to try and maintain their bottom lines. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Another trend benefiting companies' bottom lines is the improving credit landscape. As more troubled loans come off the books, companies like Regions Financial Corp. have been able to boost profits through the release of loan loss provisions. Still, Regions Financial and much of the sector would benefit greatly if loan volumes were to grow. Regions Financial Corp. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

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