Bank Tie-Ups Spur Debate Over Competition Impact

Law360, New York (October 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The sudden shake-up of the banking industry amid one of the worst financial crises on record has left many to wonder how the rapid consolidation among the largest U.S. banks may affect competition in the long run.

Some antitrust experts contend consumers will end up paying the price with fewer banking options and higher fees, while others do not expect to see any long-lasting antitrust problems arising from the concentration over the last couple of months.

The fledgling markets have triggered large-scale consolidation in the financial...
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