Weak Consumer Exams Are Holding Up M&A Deals

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Bank Director, September 15, 2014
It has been several years since the financial crisis, and now banks seeking acquisitions know that they need to have high levels of capital, strong management teams and good asset quality if they hope to get the deal across the regulatory finish line. The key handicap these days, however, is the increased scrutiny on compliance issues at both the acquiring bank and the target bank.