SunTrust

BB&T-SunTrust deal has Atlanta banks licking their chops

02/27/19

United Community, Synovus, Cadence and others stand to gain lenders and customers even if BB&T flawlessly integrates the $28 billion acquisition.

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Regions not budging on M&A, despite rivals’ megadeal

02/27/19

CEO John Turner told investors and analysts Wednesday that the merger of BB&T and SunTrust is not putting pressure on Regions to pursue a deal of its own.

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Democrats to Fed's Powell: Take hard look at BB&T-SunTrust deal

02/26/19

Lawmakers on the Senate Banking Committee pushed Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell for details about how he plans to review the proposed merger between the two regional banks.

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Criticism of BB&T-SunTrust deal is overblown

02/26/19

Regulators spend considerable time and resources reviewing big mergers and the process shouldn’t be used as a proxy for the “too big to fail” fight.

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USAA's penalty; GSE reform gets harder; Citizens' buy: Top stories of the week

02/22/19

OCC orders USAA to improve risk management; White House's mixed signals complicate housing finance reform debate; Rhode Island bank snaps up dealmaking boutique; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Wells' tech snafu, BB&T-SunTrust cont'd., JPM Coin: Top stories of the week

02/15/19

Flaws in testing may be real source of Wells Fargo's tech failure; BB&T-SunTrust deal throws talent and deposits up for grabs, threatens banking's middle tier; what JPMorgan Chase's JPM Coin means for Ripple and Swift; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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'Accounting smoke and mirrors': Comments of the week

02/15/19

Readers weigh the BB&T-SunTrust deal, consider how a new accounting standard could affect Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, debate the impact of the government shutdown on credit histories and more.

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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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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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