Bank Mergers & Acquisition Strategy

On October 24, 2023, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (together, the “Agencies”) issued a final rule designed to modernize and fine tune the Community Reinvestment Act’s (“CRA”) implementing regulations. The Agencies believe that the final rule, which will mostly become applicable between January 1, 2026 and January 1, 2027, is designed to achieve four primary goals:Continue Reading Final Rule Updating the Community Reinvestment Act Issued by Bank Regulators

On March 23, 2021, the Illinois Community Reinvestment Act (“IL CRA”) was signed into law.  The stated purpose of the IL CRA is to ensure that covered financial institutions are equitably providing financial services across the state, including to low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, and areas where there is a lack of access to safe and affordable banking and lending services.  Since that time, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (the “IDFPR”) has been working to finalize the IL CRA’s implementing regulations. Continue Reading Watching-and-Waiting: The Illinois Community Reinvestment Act

Vedder Price is pleased to announce that it represented Byline Bancorp, Inc. (Byline), parent company of Byline Bank, in its announced merger with Inland Bancorp, Inc., parent company of Inland Bank and Trust, pursuant to which Inland will combine with Byline in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $165 million.
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On March 30, 2022, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) issued a notice regarding a proposed Statement of Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Financial Institutions (the “Principles”).  The notice also requests comments from the public on the proposed Principles.  The Principles are substantively similar to those issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on December 16, 2021.  As proposed, the Principles would create a high-level framework for the safe and sound management of exposures to climate-related financial risks.Continue Reading UPDATE: FDIC Issues Proposed Statement of Principles for Managing Exposure to Climate-Related Financial Risks

On March 31, 2022, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) published a Request for Information in the Federal Register (the “ROI”) soliciting comment from the public concerning the application of the laws, practices, rules, regulations, guidance, and statements of policy that apply to merger transactions involving banks, including mergers between banks and