BankThink

Stop QRM from Killing the Innocent

07/18/11

Implementation of flawed qualified residential mortgage policies could be a lethal injection for prime lending.

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Bankers, Pay Attention to Google+

07/17/11

If your marketing and technology teams aren't at least aware of the Google+ beta, then maybe it's time to shake things up a bit.

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Status Quo Management Is the De Novo Branch Downfall

07/15/11

Banks often treat new branches as business as usual - paying scant attention to their unique status.

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Forget the Treasury, Make Bair Anti-Foreclosure Czar

07/14/11

Obama should take a brisk stroll over to Pew Charitable Trusts and ask Shelia Bair to be the anti-foreclosure and future homeownership czar.

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California Toughs It Out, Why Can't Greece?

07/14/11

California isn't TBTF simply because people in Washington have made utterly clear that they're not going to bail out any state or local government at all.

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"Extend and Pretend" Falls Short for CRE Troubles

07/14/11

Adjusting maturity dates on commercial real estate loans is like rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic.

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Disconnect Between Reality and Regs Is Insane

07/14/11

The article "Fed Up with Talk, Bankers Try Reining in Regulators" really has me fed up.

For over 37 years I have been a community banker. Every day I read about yet another new regulation. The sentence that really got to me was "Although modified loans are typically treated as nonaccrual for six months..." That did it for me. ...

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Forget the Treasury, Make Bair Anti-Foreclosure Czar

07/14/11

Obama should take a brisk stroll over to Pew Charitable Trusts and ask Shelia Bair to be the anti-foreclosure and future homeownership czar.

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"Extend and Pretend" Falls Short for CRE Troubles

07/14/11

Adjusting maturity dates on commercial real estate loans is like rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic.

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Disconnect Between Reality and Regs Is Insane

07/14/11

Isn't there anyone left in government who understands the concept of loan classifications?

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