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Two Distinct Duties: Holding Company vs. Bank Boards
Emily McCormick, vice president of editorial & research for Bank Director
It wasn’t too long ago that banks were restricted from conducting business outside their home state. But some institutions found a workaround: Bank holding companies offered a way to operate in multiple states, leading Congress to pass the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956. Regulators also wanted to limit banks’ ability to own nonbank firms like a manufacturing company or retailer, which could have allowed them to influence borrowers to patronize those subsidiaries or use deposits to make loans to those businesses, according to Joe Mahon of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Interstate banking has been the norm since...
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Emily McCormick is Vice President of Editorial & Research for Bank Director. She oversees research projects, from in-depth reports to Bank Director’s annual surveys on M&A, risk, compensation, governance and technology. She also manages content for the Bank Services Program. You can connect with Emily on LinkedIn or contact her at [email protected].