Summary: S.3213 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/16/2020)

Bank Merger Review Modernization Act of 2019

This bill establishes additional requirements for bank mergers and acquisitions, including by requiring

  • approval from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for certain mergers involving a provider of consumer financial products,
  • financial regulators to determine that the public benefits of any merger outweigh the costs,
  • specified community reinvestment ratings, and
  • institutions to meet certain financial stability standards and stress testing.

Financial regulators must assess the competitive effects a merger will have on the market for certain financial products.

Applicants for a bank merger must disclose specified communications regarding the proposed merger.

The bill provides citizens with standing to file a civil action to review a merger approval.