TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Dec 19, 2018

In her December column, Kathryn Reed Edge looks at the many antitrust issues in bank mergers. "The wave of bank mergers and acquisitions has raised concerns about decreased competition and loss of local involvement," she writes, "but it may be too early to tell whether consolidation will actually mean increased costs to consumers or fewer options for banking services." She warns that the last time there were a lot of bank mergers, it was followed by a flood of de novo bank formations.