Commercial lending

PNC beefs up commercial book with vendor-finance deal

02/21/17

The Pittsburgh company is acquiring the U.S.-based commercial and vendor-finance operations of ECN Capital.

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Tax cuts for banks (if they happen) may not go where you think

02/15/17

If Washington lowers taxes as much as banks and the rest of corporate America hope, it will yield a bonanza of earnings per share, new tech investments or investor dividends … right? Not exactly, bank leaders warn.

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California First facing regulatory scrutiny over syndicated lending

02/15/17

The OCC wants California First to implement “prudent concentration limits” on leveraged loans.

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A marketplace lender for real estate's weekend warriors

02/15/17

Zeus Mortgage in Houston is positioning its new online crowdfunding platform as an alternative to traditional mortgages for property buyers and others having trouble borrowing to remodel homes or fund construction projects.

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Progress Financial to buy First Partners Financial in Alabama

02/14/17

Progress will pay $42 million to expand in Birmingham, Ala., adding branches in a market where it hired a lending team last year.

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Key names former USAA president as head of business banking

02/13/17

The Cleveland company has tapped Jamie Warder for the senior-level post.

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Banks with room to grow in CRE take advantage of rivals' pullback

02/03/17

A number of banks are tapping the brakes on commercial real estate lending, giving others an opportunity to make more loans at better terms.

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First Guaranty to buy Premier Bancshares in Texas

02/01/17

The Louisiana company will enter several markets around Dallas with the $21 million deal

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Bankers grapple with Trump's 'America First' trade agenda

02/01/17

Bank CEOs have recently raised red flags about the president's protectionist rhetoric, including his proposals to tax imports from China and Mexico. The concerns have arisen as import-export financing is already facing headwinds.

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BBVA Compass reports balanced quarterly growth, reduced energy book

02/01/17

The company continued to reduce its exposure to energy loans during the fourth quarter.

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