NEW YORK ( TheDeal) -- New regulatory issues have surfaced for Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK) but they do not seem to be a determining factor in whether the New Jersey bank's $5.6 billion merger with M&T Bank  (MTB - Get Report) makes it to the finish line.

The Hudson City deal has been on hold since April 2013 when, just prior to a shareholder vote on the commercial banks' merger, buyer M&T Bank came under scrutiny by the Federal Reserve over procedures, systems and processes relating to compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money-laundering programs.

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