Look for 2019 bank mergers to be driven by large deals in metro markets, smaller banks on the buy side and de novo groups acquiring rural banks.
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Small cities, small towns and rural areas are facing a variety of structural headwinds, from demographic declines to globalization to the digital transformation of the economy. But locally owned community banks remain a strong countervailing force to help these communities navigate the transition.
The federal banking agencies today released 2017 Community Reinvestment Act data on small business, small farm and community development lending.
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, bank CEO and newly minted ABA Chairman Jeff Szyperski talks about the key strategic drivers of success for his $803 million community bank.
In a comment later to the U.S. Department of Agriculture today, the American Bankers Association called on USDA to strengthen its rural development guaranteed loan programs.
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Scott discusses how she teamed up with investors in her community to keep Union State Bank independent and provides advice for community bankers seeking to follow the same path.