| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:51 PM
First Mariner Bancorp faces a year-end deadline to pay millions in interest or risk default.
The company's weak finances and the regulatory constraints on its bank, 1st Mariner Bank, leave the Baltimore-based holding company with few options, said...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:57 AM
First Mariner Bancorp, parent of 1st Mariner Bank, said it is closing two branches early next year, leaving the Baltimore-based bank with 16 branches.
The bank plans to merge its Arbutus branch into one at Woodlawn, while consolidating an Easton...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:06 PM
First Mariner Bancorp on Friday reported a $7.4 million loss in the third quarter, which the Baltimore-based company blamed on a steep increase on interest rates that dampened its mortgage business.
The loss amounts to 38 cents per share, compared...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Ed Hale wants to buy the Baltimore Arena, but the city said the aging facility is not for sale.
Two years after his departure from First Mariner Bancorp, the bank he launched and turned into the city's largest, Hale finds himself on the outside...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:39 PM
First Mariner Bancorp blamed rising interest rates and a slowdown in refinancings for its $1.48 million second quarter loss.
On a per share basis, the Baltimore-based parent of 1st Mariner Bank, lost 8 cents in the quarter ended June 30. For the April-...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Good thing they held on to that baltimorearena.com Web address.
What until this week had been known as 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore's largest concert and indoor sports venue, is officially dropping the reference to 1st Mariner Bank from its name and...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Current operator SMG is the winning bidder for a new five-year contract to run 1st Mariner Arena and oversee its potential renaming, according to a memo from the city's top purchasing agent.
SMG's proposal awaits approval by the Baltimore Board of...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Compensation for First Mariner Bancorp's top executive reached $495,362 last year, about double from a year ago thanks to a bonus, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mark A. Keidel, president, chief operating...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:10 PM
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has lifted a cease and desist order that 1st Mariner Bank has operated under since April 2009, the bank announced Monday.
The order required 1st Mariner to strengthen its fair lending practices because the FDIC...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 1:57 PM
First Mariner Bancorp on Tuesday said it was correcting preliminary earnings figures released earlier for 2012, reducing its annual non-interest income by $892,000.
According to the latest figures, the Baltimore-based bank holding company earned $699,000...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Edwin F. Hale Sr., the Baltimore developer and former CEO of First Mariner Bancorp, filed a $5 million lawsuit Monday against the operators of 1st Mariner Arena, alleging they are improperly using billboards that belong to him.
Filed in Baltimore...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Citing a soured relationship with city government, Edwin F. Hale Sr., the Baltimore trucking magnate, developer and former CEO of First Mariner Bancorp, said Wednesday that he has moved his businesses to Baltimore County.
"I've been around for 43 years,...