BancorpSouth Bank Receives Regulatory Approval for Mergers

BancorpSouth Bank received the necessary regulatory approvals to complete its proposed mergers with Louisiana-based Ouachita Bancshares and Texas-based Central Community Corporation.

Q3 Bank Earnings Improve Amid Concerns over Lending Conditions

The FDIC reported industry net income was 5.2% higher in Q3/17 versus a year earlier on higher net interest income. The regulator noted, however, that “competitive lending conditions continue to pose challenges.”

Agencies Propose Increasing Leverage Ratio For Largest Banks

The Federal Reserve, FDIC and the OCC proposed a rule to strengthen the leverage ratio standards for the largest, most systemically significant U.S. banking organizations.