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Union in Va. to pass $10B of assets with Xenith deal

05/22/17

Union agreed to pay $701 million for Xenith in a deal that is expected to close early next year.

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The real story behind the C&I lending slowdown

05/17/17

Some believe that increased bank regulation is to blame for overall slower growth in commercial and industrial loans. Yet that assessment misses some important details.

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Midsize banks on Dodd-Frank relief: Raise the asset thresholds

04/13/17

In an interview, CEOs for midsize banks said they are hopeful for a bipartisan Dodd-Frank Act reform bill that eases regulatory requirements for institutions with assets of more than $10 billion.

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The real-world impact of Dodd-Frank, stress tests and other regs

04/04/17

In his annual letter to shareholders, M&T Bank chief Robert Wilmers laid out in compelling detail how government policies intended to protect American families have ultimately stymied economic growth.

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One-size-fits-all rulemaking hurts regional banks: M&T’s Wilmers

04/04/17

Because the fates of banks and the communities they serve are so intertwined, the regulatory impacts borne by regional banks are inextricably linked to the repercussions experienced by their customers.

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Behind the year's second-largest bank deal

03/10/17

Pinnacle Financial wanted to be in high-growth markets. BNC Bancorp saw more regulatory burden looming and limited opportunities to sell itself. Those factors spurred what is currently the year's second-biggest bank deal.

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How stress tests can shift the reg relief debate

03/09/17

Using stress tests as the capital benchmark in a reformed regulatory system could enable some forms of relief, but other rules should remain in place to ensure financial stability.

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How will stress tests change in the Trump era?

03/03/17

The recent decision by the Federal Reserve Board to exempt banks with less than $250 billion in assets from the qualitative aspects of the CCAR stress tests may be a sign of things to come, says Joo-Yung Lee, head of North American financial institutions at Fitch Ratings.

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Fed approves Morgan Stanley's revised capital plan

03/02/17

After questions arose after the 2016 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review stress test, the Fed said Thursday that it would not object to the bank’s resubmitted capital plan.

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Banks must weigh inevitable backlash to Dodd-Frank rollback

02/27/17

As banking leaders gain a more substantial policymaking role, they will have a greater impact if they stake out a clear position in favor of regulations that protect investors and depositors.

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