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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Global Banking News-September 6, 2017--Former central bank head questions timing of Indian bank mergers
Last year brought a wave of bank mergers around the country, up 58 percent from the previous year, according to Reuters.
9) In reviewing past proposals, the Board has also considered whether the banking organizations became affiliated prior to 1950, when the Clayton Antitrust Act was first extended to bank mergers.
Beijing, Oct 15 (ANI): Taiwan's former leader Chen Shui-bian has been given an 18-year prison term for taking bribes in bank mergers.
Summary: Ownership restrictions and valuation issues are holding up bank mergers in the GCC, even as consolidation is seen as advantageous.
In a statement made to clarify confusion on bank mergers and acquisitions, the Indian finance minister, Pranab Mukherjee, has said that the central bank of India has the final say in deciding upon mergers and acquisitions.
After the call for bank mergers was rejected in 1998, the banks did not wither and die, and the financial-services sector did not stagnate.
The authors argue that bank mergers should be carefully regulated to prevent economic deterioration of the affected neighborhoods.
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.
We realized bank mergers would continue and that we could position ourselves--with an aggressive, well thought out business plan, high quality staff, and great customer service--to take advantage of customer dissatisfaction with their present bank.
Global Banking News-July 23, 2015--Philippine central bank encouraging more rural bank mergers
A recent issue of The Economist magazine offered a cover story titled ``America Bubbles Over,'' in which it contended that the stock market's 30 percent increase in just the past year, the rash of multibillion-dollar bank mergers and rising real estate prices all point to an economy exhibiting dangerous signs of excess.