Chemical Financial, which in 2016 became the biggest bank based in Michigan, will have to figure out how to leverage its newfound heft in the coming year.

The Midland company in August completed its $1.1 billion acquisition of Talmer Bancorp in Troy, the fifth-largest U.S. bank deal announced in 2016. The move catapulted Chemical to $17 billion of assets, well past the $10 billion regulatory threshold that triggers mandatory stress tests and caps on interchange fees.

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