Are CRE foreclosures on the horizon?


Commercial real estate portfolios have held up better than expected during the pandemic. But rising delinquencies and fears of a delayed economic recovery are renewing questions about credit quality.


Vaccines offer hope, but business lenders know recovery will take long


While banks are reporting steady declines in deferrals, hard-hit borrowers such as airlines, commercial real estate developers and hotel operators will almost certainly struggle to regain their footing.


FDIC report suggests M&A has been positive for many small banks


The agency’s second in-depth study of the community banking sector pointed to continued challenges for local institutions from the pandemic and other headwinds, but many smaller banks are reaping the benefits of M&A and holding their own against larger competitors in key lending categories.


Panel of regulators flags financial stability risks from pandemic


The economic fallout from COVID-19 has highlighted systemic concerns about commercial real estate exposure, business debt and short-term wholesale funding, the Financial Stability Oversight Council said in an annual report.


Loss provisions, low interest rates could threaten profits, OCC says


While national banks have remained strong during the pandemic, they are still navigating risks from a murky credit environment and other potential warnings signs, according to a report by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.


4Q will be commercial real estate’s big reveal, M&T says


Many of the Buffalo, N.Y., bank’s commercial loans have exited forbearance granted in the early days of the pandemic — except hospitality and retail, which were given longer dispensation.


Truist sells legacy SunTrust CRE loan-servicing platform


The Charlotte, N.C., company recently closed on a sale of its Cohen Financial platform to SitusAMC.


Bankers don’t see economy recovering anytime soon


More than a third fear the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could drag into 2022 or later, and they are most worried about commercial real estate loans, according to a Promontory Interfinancial Network survey.


Banks get creative in containing hotel credit risk


No two properties are alike, so lenders are tailoring their approaches for modification, forbearance and repayment of loans to a sector devastated by the pandemic.


Does Congress have cure for what's ailing CRE borrowers?


Many commercial property owners are locked out of existing coronavirus relief by financing terms that bar them from taking new loans. Under a House bill, they would receive government-backed equity investments.