Commentary: Dodd-Frank law leaves some banks in limbo

05/19/2011 | (free registration)

Barbara A. Rehm, editor at large at American Banker, explains why the lawmakers crafting the Dodd-Frank Act set the threshold for banks that could be considered "systemically important" low. Zions Bancorp, Huntington Bancshares and some other banks are just over the asset threshold of $50 billion, but few would consider them to be "too big to fail," Rehm wrote. "However well intentioned, the law leaves the big-but-not-that-big banks in limbo," according to Rehm.

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