Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

This is a roundup of industry news and links for the week of February 4th that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

BB&T and SunTrust announce $66 billion merger, creating the sixth-largest US bank – Two of the largest US regional banks are joining forces in a bid to compete with the nation’s biggest players.

BB&T (BBT) and SunTrust (STI) on Thursday announced a $66 billion merger, forming the sixth-largest US bank based on assets and deposits.

ReadyCap Lending Upgrades to 5.4 Commercial – ReadyCap Lending, LLC is a licensed small-business loan specialty finance company offering SBA 7(a) loans up to $5 million to small businesses throughout the United States. Based in New Providence, New Jersey, ReadyCap Lending is a subsidiary of ReadyCap Commercial, LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Sutherland Partners, L.P.

Shaw Welcomes Jesus Torres – Shaw Systems is growing again! Shaw welcomes Jesus Torres to the Houston office as a Technical Specialist working on internal IT support. Jesus reports to Greg Jackson. He has been in IT support for over nine years, starting at Baylor College of Medicine and then at Transwestern.

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