Commercial lending

BMO Harris hires two execs away from rival Fifth Third

01/22/20

Eric Smith and Michael Morton have been brought on as vice chairs to help build out the Chicago bank's commercial lending arm.

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Comerica stung by falling oil prices

01/21/20

The Dallas bank’s troubled energy loans reached a nearly two-year high as crude prices plummeted.

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Bill would aid New York cabbies who can't make loan payments

01/17/20

Federal legislation introduced this week by Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., would ensure that taxi drivers don't get taxed on medallion debt that gets forgiven. The bill dovetails with a debt forgiveness plan under development in New York, where hundreds of drivers have filed for bankruptcy.

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Suddenly, expenses rising faster than revenue at regional banks

01/17/20

Citizens Financial Group’s fourth-quarter results highlight the challenges regionals face in generating top-line growth.

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Why this regional bank is dumping N.Y. multifamily loans

01/17/20

People's United in Connecticut is letting the loans run off its books as it invests in higher-yielding commercial loans.

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Beach Community buying First City in Florida through bankruptcy process

01/16/20

Executives at Beach Community want to pursue more acquisitions in central Florida.

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Loan payoffs likely to accelerate in 2020

01/13/20

Lower rates and more nonbank competition will make it harder for banks to keep loans on their books as business borrowers have plenty of opportunities to refinance elsewhere.

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Banking 2025, more Wells Fargo woe, compliance turnover: Top stories of the week

01/10/20

Potential sources of industry upheaval, and how to adapt; former Wells Fargo execs may face criminal charges in coming weeks; why banks have such high turnover of chief compliance officers; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Midwest banks resist urge to loosen lending standards

01/09/20

Even in the face of soft loan demand, banks in the region have held firm on terms. That should position them well for the next economic downturn.

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Financial services 2025: The pursuit of a moving target that's moving faster

01/09/20

An examination of potential sources of upheaval for the financial industry and ideas on how to adapt.

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