Commercial lending

ECB will let banks run lower capital levels to deal with virus

03/12/20

The move come a day after the Bank of England cut rates and introduced a series of emergency measures, including capital requirements and a lending program for smaller companies.

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Why energy lenders say they’re ready for this oil slump

03/10/20

Banks with the most exposure to oil and gas companies say they’ve added capital and changed their borrower mixes since the 2015 market fall. But skeptics question whether they can stave off losses if low prices endure.

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Oil price plunge fans bank fears; CFPB sues Fifth Third on phony accounts

03/10/20

Investors worry the drop in crude prices could spark a rash of defaults; the bank denies it opened accounts without customer permission to meet sales quotas.

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De novo activity has gone silent. What happened?

03/05/20

Challenging business conditions, exacerbated by coronavirus fears, have disrupted organizers' planning efforts.

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Banks finally start to spend big on giant batteries

03/04/20

Recognizing the sizable opportunity in batteries, some project finance banks have recently begun supporting battery developments, and others expect to follow soon.

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Bankers come to grips with coronavirus impact

02/28/20

With health organizations warning of a global outbreak, banks are starting to assess the risks to their bottom lines.

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Wells Fargo lowers earnings guidance, warns on coronavirus impact

02/27/20

The San Francisco bank reduced its outlook for net interest income this year and cautioned that the outbreak's economic effects could take an even bigger bite out of profits.

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Regions to buy equipment finance firm Ascentium

02/27/20

The acquisition of the Texas-based lender will help Regions expand its offerings to small businesses while adding about $2 billion of loans to the bank's balance sheet.

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JPMorgan investor day runs gamut, from climate change to middle market

02/25/20

Executives outlined changes in energy lending policies, said that the largest U.S. bank has only scratched the surface in middle-market credits and discussed their preparations in case of an economic slowdown.

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Trucking, energy loans posing problems for BMO Financial

02/25/20

A spike in loan-loss provisions dragged down first-quarter profits at the Toronto company’s U.S. unit.

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