Bank merger framework will be topic for event early next year, giving public chance to weigh in

Bank mergers will be the topic of a symposium sponsored Feb. 10 by the national bank regulator to gather public input over regulatory analysis of bank mergers and competition, financial stability, convenience and needs, the agency said Wednesday.

According to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the one-day event will include keynote remarks, panel presentations reflecting a range of views, and discussions about research on bank mergers. Acting Comptroller Michael Hsu, in a statement, said that the “frameworks for analyzing bank mergers need updating to reflect changes in the banking system, the competitive landscape, and the country’s demographics.”

The event will be open to the public and available for viewing via livestream, the OCC said. More information about the agenda, registration, and how to participate via livestream will be announced and posted to the OCC website later this year, the agency added.

OCC to Host Symposium on Bank Mergers