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Economic Commentary

Regional Interstate Banking

More and more, bankers and legislators are initiating state laws to lower legal barriers to interstate banking. Using the authority of the Douglas Amendment of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, states are opting for one of three kinds of entry for out-of-state bank holding companies to acquire banks within a state’s borders.

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Suggested Citation

Anderson, Gerald, Thomas M. Buynak, and James J. Balazsy Jr. 1984. “Regional Interstate Banking.” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary 6/18/1984.

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