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KBRA Releases the August 2018 Edition of Bank Talk: The After-Show

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases this month's edition of Bank
Talk: The After-Show, "Bank Mergers: After the Handshake."

In this month's edition, Ethan and Van discuss the latest trends and
drivers of bank consolidation. Using FDIC summary statistics, Ethan
shows how the majority of the consolidation wave in banks is
concentrated in small community banks with assets under $100 million,
while Van highlights both the positive, fundamental credit implications
of bank consolidation and the potential pitfalls. Ethan and Van also
look at the rising trend in deposit premia paid in recent acquisitions
involving larger regional banks, which Ethan also connects to easing of
regulations on such deals and higher interest rates. Finally, Ethan
discusses how small community banks in the Midwest could be especially
impacted by trade tensions that to date do not seem to have had any
impact on their larger bank peers.

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About KBRA and KBRA Europe

KBRA is a full service credit rating agency registered with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is
recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a
Credit Rating Provider and a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating
Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.

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