(Reuters) - Canada’s Toronto-Dominion Bank is among the companies now weighing a bid for Washington Mutual Inc, The Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the situation.
In addition to Toronto-Dominion, Citigroup Inc, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, Wells Fargo & Co and Banco Santander SA are suitors for the Seattle-based thrift, the paper said, citing the people familiar with the situation.
WaMu continues to consider all options, from a straightforward sale to raising new capital to a government-assisted takeover, the paper said.
U.S. regulators also could purchase WaMu’s riskier assets, making it easier for another bank to buy the rest, the Journal said.
Toronto-Dominion Bank could not be immediately reached for comment.
Reporting by Ajay Kamalakaran in Bangalore; Editing by Paul Bolding