Fed up with new regulations and weak loan demand, a growing number of small community banks are...


Fed up with new regulations and weak loan demand, a growing number of small community banks are looking to sell themselves to larger rivals. More than 90 bank mergers have already been announced this year.
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  • Losing Paper While Gaining ...
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    "Fed up"

     

    Genius...

     

    that was intentional, right?

     

    Oh, and, to be more on-topic, more signs that regulations reduce competition and don't actually prevent too big to fail, in case any more were needed.
    18 Jun 2012, 04:24 AM Reply Like
  • sr1977
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    New regulations and weak loan demand, both a result of the liabilities of TBTF, are unwittingly creating more TBTF.
    18 Jun 2012, 04:33 AM Reply Like
  • Losing Paper While Gaining ...
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    I'm not even sure it's unwittingly any more. It's long been understood that regulations are something big businesses can meet while small businesses often can't.

     

    It wouldn't be unlike banks to pull a few strings here and there to have a few rules added in their favour.
    18 Jun 2012, 05:33 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    That's a feature, not a bug, of what the feds have been doing all along. Who do you think helped write all the new banking regulations? It sure as hell wasn't the smaller community banks getting squashed by it.
    18 Jun 2012, 06:55 AM Reply Like
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