Plenty of talk over bank takeovers

Suncorp may be working a takeover offer for Bank of Queensland. The takeover is one of many speculative scenarios that are the talk of fund managers. Other banking takeover speculation includes talks between Adelaide Bank and other regional banks; the purchase by Bendigo Bank of the share in Elders Rural Bank owned by Futuris, and bids for any number of regional bank targets by several foreign banks, including Citigroup, HBOS and HSBC.