The population of U.S. banks has dwindled rapidly over the last three years to below 7,000 even though the pace of failures has abated and merger activity has slowed.
Since mid-2010 the total number of banks has fallen by 11.4%, by far the largest three-year drop since the mid-to-late 1990s, according to data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s most recent Quarterly Banking Profile.
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