To Stem the Tide of Rural Decline, Stop the Bank Merger Wave

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Full Report (PDF) Over the past 3 decades, bank mergers have eliminated thousands of locally-owned banks across rural America and consolidated control over 80 percent of national banking assets in the hands of large, metro-headquartered financial institutions—with catastrophic consequences for rural access to credit, economic vitality, and civic wellbeing. This wave of mergers and consolidation […]