Pros and Cons of Bank Holding Companies: Determining Whether a Bank Holding Company Structure Makes Sense for Your Bank
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A live 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE course will examine the pros and cons of operating under a bank holding company or financial holding company (collectively, BHC) vs. a simple stand-alone bank structure. The presentation will include a discussion of the federal laws and regulations regarding permissible activities for banks and their holding companies.
- Regulatory framework for banks
- Bank holding companies and financial holding companies
- Small BHC policy statement: impact on banks with under $3 billion in assets
- Disadvantages of BHCs
- Advantages of BHCs
- Eliminating or creating a BHC for an existing bank: procedural issues
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What kinds of activities and investments are allowed for banks beyond traditional banking activities?
- What are the additional operational flexibilities of BHCs?
- How does the Small BHC Policy Statement impact the analysis for banks with under $3 billion in assets?
- What are the regulatory and cost considerations of forming and operating as a BHC?
- When might it be desirable to dissolve or create a BHC for an existing bank?
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