Crisis response should be practical, empathetic

In these uncertain times, questions swirl among community bankers about the best way to support their customers and communities through our current public health crisis while still looking out for their employees and shareholders. Regulators and industry groups have been quick to publish guidance and suggestions to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on banks — … Read more

The trends, conditions and issues driving bank M&A

The number of FDIC-insured institutions in the United States was 5,670 as of March 31, 2018, down from 8,534 on Dec. 31, 2007. Over the past five years, 1,292 institutions have been absorbed by mergers, while the number of failed banks has declined significantly. The trend will continue through 2018 and 2019 based on multiple factors.   [Continue]