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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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Will BB&T-SunTrust set off a new wave of regional bank mergers?

02/07/19

The stars aligned for the two longtime rivals to join forces, and some observers speculate that other regional banks will need to strike similar partnerships if they hope to remain competitive. But others say such deals are rare because they're hard to pull off.

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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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BB&T-SunTrust union invites stricter regulation

02/07/19

The combined bank will move into a more demanding supervisory class under the Fed’s regime, but analysts also see a regulatory upside from the deal.

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BB&T-SunTrust: Three big questions

02/07/19

Why now? Will it work? How will their rivals respond? The megadeal between the two East Coast regionals offers up plenty of grist for speculation.

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BB&T, SunTrust to merge; ECB plans new bank stress test

02/07/19

The deal would be the biggest bank merger in more than a decade; banks would need to show how many days they could last with just cash on hand.

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