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Rob Garver

Rob Garver is a journalist who has been covering the intersection of public policy and the private sector for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience reporting on the federal oversight of financial services firms and its impact on both the industry and its customers.
  • You Are Entering the Dodd-Frank Dead Zone

    Lots of banks are under immense pressure to grow. None of them are expected to accomplish that with loans, interchange fees or much else anytime soon. Deal-minded Wall Streeters forcefully and repeatedly offer this answer: buy somebody else, or sell. But the Dodd-Frank Act makes that an especially painful option to consider for midsize banks like First Horizon National Corp., USAA Federal Savings, Rabobank and New York Community Bancorp.