Commercial real estate lending

CRE meets AI in fintech's tool for lenders


Blooma has developed a software product that combs databases to create property profiles for commercial real estate lenders. It can drastically cut origination costs and approval times and help banks identify safer loans, the company says.


Water shortages are becoming a banking problem


Recent studies offer a dire outlook for water levels in drought-prone states. Some banks are bracing for this risk with changes to underwriting of real-estate-related loans.


Investors Bancorp's about-face from seller to buyer


The New Jersey company was reportedly shopping itself around last fall. Fresh off an agreement to buy Gold Coast Bancorp in New York, CEO Kevin Cummings says he is ready to explore other acquisitions.


Anticipating recession, banks start scrubbing loan books


It’s hard to time the next economic slowdown. But lenders, many with lingering memories of the financial crisis, are taking steps now to limit exposure in commercial real estate, construction and other loan segments.


Will New York's new rental laws suppress multifamily lending?


Bankers are downplaying such concerns, but others say a sharp decline in values on rent-regulated buildings means landlords will have less cash flow to acquire new properties


Huntington lowers revenue guidance ahead of anticipated rate cuts


The Columbus, Ohio, company said Thursday that it expects the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates twice this year and two more times in 2020.


Zions' 2Q profit suppressed by rising deposit costs


Pressure to raise rates on deposits offset strong loan growth at the Salt Lake City company.


Forgotten SBA loan program gets new life


As budget questions loom over the most popular Small Business Administration loans, lenders have embraced the previously overshadowed 504 program after a key policy tweak.


Senators seek to reassure small businesses about AML bill


While a bill to require firms to identify their owners has gained bipartisan support, some small companies argue it is burdensome and would subject them to harsh penalties.