Stop Bank Mergers to Help Rural America, Says Basel Musharbash

May 12, 2022

His recent report, “To Stem the Tide of Rural Decline, Stop the Bank Merger Wave,” is making its own waves in the antitrust community as regulators look to revamp the banking merger guidelines.

Basel shares with us how big the merger wave has been since the 1980s, why it happened, the effect it’s had on farmers, entrepreneurs, and rural communities, and his solution for fixing the problem.