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[$$] Expect More Bank Mergers After Dodd-Frank Rollback

Review | Preview The rollback of some postcrisis financial regulations will help small and mid-size banks get bigger—and leave fewer of them. Barron’s saw the potential in early December (“Lifting the Lid on Regional Banks’ Share Prices,” Dec. 2, 2017), as the legislation emerged from the Senate Banking Committee. By raising the threshold for stricter supervision under Dodd-Frank from $50 million in assets to $250 million, the new law effectively removes a disincentive for mergers and acquisitions.