Durbin Amendment

Buyer to seller: Clean up your books to get the most from the deal


Renasant is requiring Brand Group to sell $55 million in classified loans before closing the deal, while attaching an incentive for the seller to get as much as possible for those sales.


Is Dodd-Frank’s <em>other</em> asset threshold destined for the scrap heap?


The biggest legacy of the current regulatory relief effort may be the increasing focus on whether organizing banks in supervisory buckets by asset size makes sense. Yet the bill deals with just one of the two big asset thresholds in the law.


What's driving surge in sales of larger community banks


Limited organic growth opportunities and rising premiums for bigger deals are fueling more sales of banks with $1 billion to $10 billion in assets.


Pacific Premier to top $10B in assets with latest acquisition


The California company has agreed to buy Grandpoint Capital, a business bank in Los Angeles, for $641 million.


South State's profit dips due to M&A costs, tax reform hit


The South Carolina company also provided a timeline for heightened regulation tied to crossing the $10 billion-asset threshold.


Banner in Wash. delays looming Durbin amendment hit


The company sold securities in the fourth quarter to stay below $10 billion in assets and avoid a cap on interchange fees.


WesBanco in W.Va. to buy First Sentry Bancshares


The acquisition is expected to boost WesBanco’s presence in Huntington, W.Va., and provide a bridge to its existing operations in Charleston, W.Va., and southeastern Ohio.


Glacier announces another deal to offset crossing $10B asset threshold


The Montana company agreed to buy Inter-Mountain Bancorp in an all-stock deal valued at $173 million. The company has lined up nine bank acquisitions in the last five years.


Berkshire Hills’ quest to become New England’s next breakout bank


A headquarters move to Boston, a core system with plenty of headroom and a CEO who admires big acquirers like M&T and the old Banknorth: All the signs are there of an ambitious bank with a plan.


Hope for banks as Justice Department punts on swipe fee case


The Trump administration is stepping away from the government’s 7-year legal fight with Amex that centers on retailers’ right to encourage the use of particular cards. The decision is good news for issuers of credit and debit cards, though it is hardly the last word on the case.