SNL recently published an article discussing the FDIC's new policy change on de novo banks. In "Extending Bank's Adolescence," author Christina M. Mitchell writes, the "change effectively extends adolescence for young banks, lengthening the period of increased regulatory supervision required for de novo institutions in a move that industry observers say will heighten the already considerable barriers to opening new banks." Over the past few years, the regulators have nearly shut down the flow of de novo bank openings with a drastic increase in regulatory scrutiny. As the regulatory approval timeline continues to increase, the capital requirements and start-up expenses of opening a bank have climbed significantly. These challenges are keeping many potential investors on the sidelines, and too few of them are looking for other opportunities to enter the banking industry, such as Buying a Bank.To read Ms. Mitchell's full article click on the link: Extending Bank's Adolescence.