2 Chicago-area banks merging

The merger is expected to be completed in 1Q 2022, subject to approval by bank regulatory authorities and the shareholders of both Finward Bancorp and Royal Financial. [Continue]

Kentucky banks merging

A pair of Louisville, Ky., companies are joining forces, with Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc., acquiring Commonwealth Bancshares in a cash and stock deal worth $153 million. [Continue]