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Banner Bank and Glacier Bank buying smaller banks (access required)

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Two banks with Idaho locations have announced mergers, one of which would increase Banner Bank’s presence in northern Idaho. Banner announced Nov. 5 that it will acquire AmericanWest Bank, based in Spokane, for $702 million. Meanwhile, Montana-based Glacier Bank, which ...

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Community bankers concerned with regulation, non-bank competitors (access required)

In a new report, Idaho community banking leaders say improving economic conditions are helping their business, but increased regulations and competition is making it tough for them to survive. Walmart, financial technology companies like Square and Paypal and credit unions ...

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