The banking industry's fragile peace is about to be broken.

For the past two years, the industry has been held together by the common enemy of regulatory burden. The pursuit of regulatory relief was a great issue for trade groups, the kind of cause that rallied all banks, big and small, around the same flag. Even the industry's rival major organizations - the American Bankers Association and the Independent Bankers Association of America - were largely together on regulatory burden.

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