SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

September 30, 2010 08:42 ET

Analyst Study on Fulton Financial and M&T Bank - Regional Banks Continue to See Consolidation Actions and Growing Competition

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Several factors began to grip the Regional-Northeast Banks sector when the Basel III committee posted its new capital holding requirements. The requirements increased the amount of capital banks needed to keep on hand from 4% to 7%. While lower than anticipated, this new requirement will restrict the earning ability of banks within the sector. One good result of the new requirement is that banks which had been hoarding cash beforehand will now be able to pursue acquisitions with their excess cash. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on regional - northeast banks industry; traders looking for analysis on Fulton Financial Corp., M&T Bank Corp. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

Consolidation in the industry seems likely right now as more leveraged banks become potential targets for banks with healthier balance sheets. Some acquisition talks have already been seen within the Northeast Bank sector as banks from Spain and Canada begin to test the waters. This week, M&T Bank Corp. saw its share tumbled as the M7A talks between M&T and Spanish Banco Santander SA came into a deadlock and was discontinued. Investors can access free research on M&T Bank Corp. now by signing up at

Also in the merger activities news is a recent announcement from Fulton Financial Corp. which stated that two of its affiliate banks, Fulton Banks and Delaware National Bank, are in the process of merging together. Investors can register today at to download the full report on Fulton Financial Corp.
Another issue facing banks within the sector is added competition from credit unions. Since credit unions don't pay federal income taxes, they are able to offer better rates on deposits and loans. Many bank customers are beginning to shift over to credit unions where costs are lower and service is friendlier. It is estimated that the credit union industry has grown by 35% since 2007. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting companies in the regional - northeast banks industry.

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