For community bankers, the current environment is more challenging than ever, with high regulatory burden and tough competition. Four bank CEOs sat down to discuss the future of the industry, and what they are hoping may change.
The CEO of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a top matchmaker for bank mergers, explains why large banks will soon return to dealmaking after a long absence, the case for starting new banks and the enduring value of branches.
While industry consolidation remains slow compared with previous years, certain regions are humming along with strong volume and improved pricing. Here’s a look at each region based on June 30 data from KBW and S&P Global Market Intelligence.