CIT Group's deal for OneWest Bank spurred every tough question facing the banking industry these days. And John Thain, CIT's chairman and chief executive, had ready answers for all of them.

Bankers, especially those pondering M&A deals, could learn a lot from his take on hot-button issues such as the tradeoff between scale and extra regulation, the future of retail banking and the tension between cost savings and investment.

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