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Two Key EGRRCPA Provisions Now Effective

September 10, 2018

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Robert Klingler

Two Key EGRRCPA Provisions Now Effective

September 10, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

As of the end of August 2018, two key provisions of The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (aka the Crapo bill, S.2155, or increasingly, EGRRCPA) have become effective: the increase in the small bank holding company policy statement threshold and the increase in the expanded examination cycle threshold.  Before looking at those provisions, I have to acknowledge the fabulous Wall Street Journal story by Ryan Tracy, “Can You Say EGRRCPA? Tongue-Twister Banking Law Confuses Washington.”  Personally, I’m now leaning towards “egg-rah-sip-uh.”

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We’re Back! And Having a Conversation with Terry Ammons

August 20, 2018

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Robert Klingler

We’re Back! And Having a Conversation with Terry Ammons

August 20, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

Our unannounced and unplanned summer hiatus is over, and Jonathan and I are back in the studio to provide the latest episode of The Bank Account.  Between travel for various banking conferences, a full work plate, and a few summer vacations, we stepped away from the podcasting studios for a few months (or

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2017 Landscape of U.S. Banking Industry

July 24, 2018

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Robert Klingler

2017 Landscape of U.S. Banking Industry

July 24, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

The U.S. depository industry has continued its path of consolidation, but as of the end of 2017, there are still over 5,600 banks chartered in the United States.  This represents a decline of just under 3,000 charters from 10-years earlier, as mergers, receiverships and a near complete dearth of de novo activity have continued to shrink the number of banks.

As of December 31, 2017, we had 5,679 depository institutions with $17.5 trillion in total assets.  That represents a decline of 243 institutions an increase of $600 million in assets since the end of 2016, and a decline of 2,865

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The Atlanta Banking Landscape

May 17, 2018

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Robert Klingler

The Atlanta Banking Landscape

May 17, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

Jonathan and I discuss the evolving landscape for banking in our hometown, Atlanta, Georgia, in this latest episode of The Bank Account.

the-bank-accountthe-bank-accountSince the beginning of 2018, there has been steady stream of significant deals affecting the Atlanta

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Ragnar!

April 20, 2018

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Robert Klingler

Ragnar!

April 20, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

On April 13 and 14, 2018, the Financial Services Corporate and Regulatory Team of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner sponsored two teams at the Atlanta Ragnar Trail race.  On this episode of The Bank Account, Jonathan and I discuss the Ragnar race, our thoughts about the Ragnar race, the ambiance of the Ragnar race, the decline of multi-bank charter

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Introducing BCLP and Barry Hester

April 9, 2018

Authors

Robert Klingler

Introducing BCLP and Barry Hester

April 9, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

Jonathan and I discuss two major deals for our us: the formation of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and the return or Barry Hester in this latest episode of The Bank Account.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is the result of the mergers of historically U.S.-based Bryan Cave LLP and historically U.K.-based Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.  As a truly global firm

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Senate-passed Regulatory Reform Offers Real Benefits to Depository Institutions under $10 Billion in Assets

March 15, 2018

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Robert Klingler

Senate-passed Regulatory Reform Offers Real Benefits to Depository Institutions under $10 Billion in Assets

March 15, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

On March 14, 2018, the Senate passed, 67-31, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, or S. 2155.  While it may lack a catchy name, its substance is of potentially great importance to community banks.

The following summary focuses on the impact of the bill for depository institutions with less than $10 billion in consolidated assets.  The bill would also

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Getting to Yes: A Conversation About Deal Certainty

March 2, 2018

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Robert Klingler

Getting to Yes: A Conversation About Deal Certainty

March 2, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

the-bank-accountthe-bank-accountJonathan and I discuss deal protections and considerations – from the initial emotions of deciding to sell through deal signing in this latest episode of The Bank Account.

This episode has, in my opinion, some great information for banks looking to undertake M&A activity, from either the buyer or seller’s perspective.  But, I’m most impressed with our smooth transition from friendly banter about our upcoming Ragnar race to our substantive discussion.  (Of course the

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Reinvestment Opportunities Created by Tax Reform

February 16, 2018

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Robert Klingler

Reinvestment Opportunities Created by Tax Reform

February 16, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

the-bank-accountthe-bank-accountJonathan and I are back in our studio, and took this opportunity to talk a little about what we’re seeing from our clients, particularly as it comes to reinvesting their tax savings into future opportunities.  Before digging into substance, we first take a little time on the therapist’s couch to address Jonathan’s experience at the College Football National Championship Game. Only 190 days until college football is back!

With regard to tax reform savings,

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Partnering with Mercer Capital to Discuss Partnering with FinTechs

February 8, 2018

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Robert Klingler

Partnering with Mercer Capital to Discuss Partnering with FinTechs

February 8, 2018

by: Robert Klingler

In our fourth and final podcast

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