Bank Merger

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Bank Merger

A situation in which two banks pool their assets and liabilities to become one bank. Because this can have a significant impact on the financial industry, the Federal Reserve subjects mergers involving bank holding companies to more intensive regulation. See also: Too Big to Fail.
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Because concentration levels are an important starting point for the antitrust analysis at all the federal agencies reviewing bank mergers, these product market definition differences can lead to substantially different views of the merger, even if all other facts are treated identically by the agencies.
The result will be higher bulk sales prices, and a primary-lender liquidation of real estate assets in response to firming prices and completed bank mergers will continue to occur.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-February 25, 2019--Saudi Arabian central bank governor not expecting more bank mergers
Global Banking News-February 25, 2019--Saudi Arabian central bank governor not expecting more bank mergers
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 18, 2019--Indian FM renews call for more bank mergers
This article pulls together data and research on consumer and bank behavior, market imperfections, and emerging developments that are relevant to analyzing the competitive effects of bank mergers and antitrust policy toward bank mergers.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-September 2, 2019--Indian finance minister says no jobs will be lost because of bank mergers
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 2, 2019--Indian finance minister says no jobs will be lost because of bank mergers
Global Banking News-September 2, 2019--Indian finance minister says no jobs will be lost because of bank mergers
Cost synergies, better economies of scale, and a more diversified loan book make an appealing case for bank mergers. In light of increased regulation such as IFRS 9 and Basel III, merging small players would allow for healthier competition," said Ali Al Adou, Head of Asset Management, Daman Investments.
The cycle of bank mergers in the GCC over the past 24 months is coming to an end, said S&P Global Ratings in a new report.
Bank mergers have picked up pace in the region after two of the UAE's biggest banks linked up to create First Abu Dhabi Bank last year.