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Consolidation and the Value of Bank Debt

The Great Recession, although now fading into history, was certainly devastating to financial markets in general and banking institutions specifically. However, the strategic response to the crisis by financial institutions, coupled with legislative initiatives that drastically altered the regulatory landscape, ...

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Credit Union Lending Jumps in Q1 2014

Credit Unions continued to grow during the first quarter of 2014, although higher interest rates slowed mortgage originations, according to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). The group found that total first mortgage real estate loans reached $272.6 billion, up 9.7 percent from Q1 2013.

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Small Banks Coping with Population Loss

A new study by the FDIC found that thanks to a strong agriculture sector, small banks based in rural areas are coping better than expected in the face of a steady exodus of residents. In fact, they’re doing better than metro-based community banks. But how long rural banks will be able to stay strong is a much dodgier question to answer.

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FDIC: Community Banks Remain Resilient Amid Industry Consolidation

A new study conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) suggests that small bank's fears over increased regulations and consolidation are largely unfounded. The study, "The Continued Resiliency and Importance of Community Banks Amid Long-Term Industry Consolidation," comments that bank consolidation is largely restricted to very small and very large banks.

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