Jackie Stewart covers community banks and mergers and acquisitions for American Banker. She joined the publication in 2011 as a breaking news reporter before joining the community banking team. Prior to working at American Banker, Jackie wrote about civil court cases for VerdictSearch and taught for two years in the Bronx, N.Y., through Teach for America.
Scratch beneath the surface, and there is a lingering feeling among many in the banking, payments and mortgage sectors that not only is harassment present, but it may actually be inevitable. Experts say institutions need to combat that mindset — or else.
Some advisers are urging acquirers to strike while they have strong currencies, while others are warning about the risk of overpaying. Sellers, meanwhile, must be wary of a correction after months of surging prices.