Bank Mergers Are On Track to Hit Their Highest Level Since the Financial Crisis

Wall Street Journal, Sept. 28, 2021–Orla McCaffrey (subscription)
Banks are on pace this year to merge at a level not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. It is a sharp turnaround from last year, when the economy spiraled and many regional and community banks put merger plans on the shelf. Now, bank executives are feeling more certain about what the future holds.