BB&T

Return of the barbell? How BB&T-SunTrust threatens banking's middle tier

02/13/19

The biggest merger in years is reviving the idea that the industry is headed for a barbell-like shakeout, with very large banks on one end, community banks on the other and very few in between.

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Fed, not FDIC, should regulate a merged BB&T-SunTrust

02/13/19

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., BB&T’s primary regulator, has a history of going easy on the bank. The combined entity would be better supervised by the central bank, which already oversees SunTrust.

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Quarles stresses vigilance; Morgan Stanley to buy stock plan business

02/11/19

The Fed vice chair says regulators need to be on the “cutting edge” at spotting vulnerabilities; firm looks to win over future millionaires.

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Future of big-bank M&A could hinge on 2020 election

02/08/19

Some have suggested the BB&T-SunTrust deal could spur similar ones, but prolonged M&A growth is hardly a sure thing in this political environment.

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BB&T-SunTrust, GSE reform's QM problem, Swift's Ripple response: Top stories of the week

02/08/19

Wide coverage of the mega-deal between BB&T and SunTrust; GSE reform, CFPB underwriting rule are on collision course; Swift showing more swagger in its rivalry with Ripple; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Warren questions Fed resolve on mergers after BB&T-SunTrust deal

02/08/19

“The board's record of summarily approving mergers raises doubts about whether it will serve as a meaningful check on this consolidation that creates a new too big to fail bank,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a letter to the Fed.

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5 ways mortgages will shape the BB&T and SunTrust merger

02/08/19

SunTrust’s merger with BB&T is the largest bank deal since the financial crisis, and mortgages will play a critical role in the execution of this transaction.

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'Should we have banks of this size being formed?': Inside the BB&T-SunTrust deal

02/07/19

M&A editor Paul Davis explores the practical and political implications of the proposed merger between BB&T and SunTrust.

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Waters says BB&T-SunTrust warrants 'serious scrutiny'

02/07/19

House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters said the merger is a direct result of a regulatory relief bill that was signed into law in May.

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Digital arms race key driver in BB&T-SunTrust deal

02/07/19

The merged bank would set up an innovation and technology center in Charlotte as part of its bid to compete better against the largest institutions and fintech startups.

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