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Absent bailouts, the market can regulate banks

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Big banks attract investors, in part, through having implicit government bailouts. How do small banks attract investors? By being good. American Banker has the story of Gulfstream Bancshares: Unable to control the larger economy, Tranter says he decided to get the bank in the best shape it could. It increased its loss allowance for noncurrent loans to at least 200%, and it aimed to build its...

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