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What do we know about regional banks? An exploratory analysis


Abstract: This study tries to get a sense of the topography of the regional banking landscape. We focus on bank holding companies and banks with $10 billion to $50 billion in assets and look for factors that potentially explain regional bank health from 2008 to 2013. Our dataset is a combination of bank Call Report data and confidential supervisory data. Our analysis shows that regional banks are not a monolithic group, and different factors explain bank safety and soundness for different types of banks.

Keywords: Regional Banking Organizations; Banks and Banking; Supervisory Ratings;

JEL Classification: G21; G28; L25; R11;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Part of Series: Working Papers (Old Series)

Publication Date: 2014-01-09

Number: 1316

Pages: 27 pages