Don’t Hold Your Breath for the Next M&A Wave

January 16th, 2019
You would be excused for thinking today’s environment has all the ingredients needed to fuel M&A activity in the banking sector, due in large part to recent actions served up by lawmakers in Washington. The tax cut, signed in December 2017, subjects businesses to the lowest corporate income tax rate in seven decades, boosting profitability for the banking industry by 20 percent. And the regulatory relief bill passed by Congress in May 2018 ra...

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Emily McCormick is the vice president of research for Bank Director, an information resource for directors and officers of financial companies.You can follow her on Twitter at or get connected on LinkedIn.