Friday, August 14, 2009

Report: BB&T to take Over Colonial Bancgroup

by Calculated Risk on 8/14/2009 11:23:00 AM

Update: BB&T Said to Be Taking Colonial in Year’s Biggest Bank Failure

BB&T Corp. ... is taking over offices and deposits of Colonial BancGroup Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter.

Colonial, Alabama’s second-largest bank, is being closed by regulators today, the person said, becoming the largest U.S. bank failure of 2009 ...

A call to Colonial spokeswoman Merrie Tolbert wasn’t immediately returned. “The FDIC does not comment on open institutions,” agency spokesman David Barr said in an e-mail.