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-- -- from Wall Street to Londoner all the consumed with the big banks today particularly JPMorgan Chase but.
Is there a better alternative to the big financial firms joining me now to Fox Business exclusive from -- Connecticut.
Is Webster financial president and chief operating officer Terry -- question.
You yourself came out with earnings and you met expectations 44 cents.
What did you see in the quarter they gave you kind of hope -- strength that you're not gonna be JPMorgan Chase moving world.
We'll Cheryl thanks for haven't assigned the Webster had -- terrific quarter 44 cents met analysts' expectations.
I think the really great news about the results today.
Was the strength of the loan originations -- positive operating leverage of 2%.
And really I think the and the nice thing going into the third quarter is the strength of the loan pipeline.
We're seeing strong activity across all our lines of business so whether it's the private bank the commercial bank.
As well as our small business banking offices.
We're we're seeing great performance and really a good outlook going into the.
You're -- we're -- strong pipeline but -- but let me ask you this about -- because you -- -- issue a -- -- has some news and net charge -- I mean these are loans that you may be don't expect to collect on you're not.
Concerned about the loan environment I mean that's that's the bread and -- for -- Absolutely.
Loan originations the loan portfolio the earnings from that -- -- -- in the fees that's absolutely our bread and butter.
And that we've got terrific experts we've done a lot of work in building out our risk infrastructure.
We feel very very good about the credit quality of the organization you can see that the asset quality numbers we reported today.
Very very positive results significant declines again.
Classified assets in the commercial categories and overall so we feel very very good about asset quality and -- and in addition all the credits that were granting today or.
Give us -- you've got a 168 branches your area concentrated in New England Connecticut -- areas that have been doing -- for the been fairly stable economically.
-- me ask you this you know you've you've close about ten brands is over the past -- -- -- we handle what efficiency but.
Is that kind of assignment -- -- need to pull back just a little bit in the region.
You know I think it's actually more a function of the consumers clear preference.
From physical distribution into the electronic channels were seen significant -- -- in now folks utilizing all of our online banking services I think.
We're nearly at 60% active users we're seeing folks adopt mobile.
You know significant use of debit cards.
We also rolled out about 45% of our automated teller machines.
Now have image capture capabilities so we're seeing a significant shift.
In customer behavior even with paper checks.
Actually did go to the machines those machines have shown a very significant uptick in deposit taking.
Just in the ninety to 180 days since we started the project all right well we expect to be completed by the end of the year.
All right loyalty following the stocking obviously.
One of the smaller names that a lot of balascak wanna told us that we should be looking at names like yours Jerry plush Webster financial president.
And CEO thank yet.
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