Commercial lending

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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Fulton in Pa. revises 4Q profit after commercial loan becomes uncollectable

02/14/20

A large charge-off and additional loan-loss provision reduced quarterly profit by 12%, to $47.8 million.

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Heartland banks have a new worry in turbulent ethanol business

02/12/20

Ag lenders say the Trump administration’s waivers for oil refineries threaten another source of revenue for corn growers and ethanol makers.

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JPMorgan rejects calls to disclose lending’s impact on climate

02/12/20

Activist investors say the lender's words on combating climate change have not matched its actions. But the company argues that requests to put climate resolutions to a shareholder vote amounts to micromanagement.

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U.S. banks on high alert as coronavirus spreads

02/04/20

The timing couldn’t be worse for ag and energy lenders as well as global banks, which were all counting on the Chinese market to help bolster commercial lending and fee income.

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Leveraged loan risk remains 'elevated,' regulators warn

01/31/20

Nonbanks hold a disproportionate percentage of the worst-rated loans, but banks hold a majority of the market, and risk management safeguards are largely untested, according to an interagency report on shared national credit.

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Banks hope Ex-Im revival is shot in the arm commercial lending needs

01/30/20

Lenders that depend on the Export-Import Bank to back loans to exporters are already seeing business borrowing pick up after Congress reauthorized the agency in December.

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Food delivery apps to blame for stressed restaurant loans: BankUnited

01/24/20

As more consumers order in using such services as Uber Eats and Grubhub, restaurants are selling fewer desserts, drinks and other high-margin items, said CEO Rajinder Singh.

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