This week's most read content includes features on BB&T's recent consent order and a deal termination between two of New York's oldest thrifts.
With consent order, BB&T formally shifts from M&A to buybacks
BB&T Corp.'s consent order effectively precludes the bank from acquiring other institutions, cutting off a key driver of growth as it nears a significant regulatory threshold.
Some equity research analysts veer off Wall Street
When BB&T Securities LLC shut down its equity research, it opened the door to a new opportunity for Thomas Albrecht.
Biggest banks must have TLAC for key local operations, FSB says
Global systemically important banks will have to ensure they have enough local debt to bail out key operations around the world even if they are not organized into separate subsidiaries, under proposed guidelines released by the Financial Stability Board on Dec. 16.
Astoria's breakup with NYCB ranks as 4th-largest terminated bank deal
The breakup of a merger between two of New York's oldest thrifts is the fourth-largest bank or thrift deal termination in SNL Financial's M&A database.
OCC survey shows underwriting standards ease for 4th consecutive year
For the fourth consecutive year, underwriting practices among national and federal savings associations eased, according to a report by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.