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OCC Requests Comments on Proposed Rulemaking and Policy Statement on Bank Mergers

February 06, 2024 (2 min read)

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) recent proposal, released on January 29, 2024, seeks to update the rules for business combinations involving national banks and federal savings associations, and enhance transparency on the agency’s review process for bank mergers under the Bank Merger Act (BMA). As bank combinations and partnerships are set to increase in 2024, practitioners can explore the regulatory framework currently in place under the BMA and gain a comprehensive overview of the federal standards of review and regulatory processes applicable to bank mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

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