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Post-crisis, community banks are doing better than the Big Four by some measures

December 21, 2015, Martin Neil Baily and Nicholas Montalbano

In Part III of a paper series that examines how the financial sector has evolved over the periods both before and after the financial crisis of 2007-2008, Baily and Montalbano examine community banks. They find that despite concerns due a decline in number of community banks and increased Dodd-Frank regulations, community banks continue to recover from the financial crisis and are in fact out-performing the Big Four banks in several key measures.

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