Leveraged loans

Guidance subject to Hill review could go back decades, lawmaker says

11/07/17

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer is calling on bank regulators to draw up a list of guidance going back 20 years to determine whether it should be submitted under the Congressional Review Act.

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Why this bank is walking away from shared national credits

11/01/17

Evans Bancorp in New York believes the business is ill-suited for community banks and that it can draw unwanted attention from regulators.

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Leveraged lending guidance in limbo after GAO move

10/31/17

A GAO determination has effectively nullified a 2013 leveraged lending guidance. But that leaves the future uncertain about what, if anything, regulators will devise to replace it — and how banks should treat such loans in the meantime.

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GAO ruling puts leveraged lending guidance in GOP crosshairs

10/19/17

Federal regulators’ 2013 guidance on leveraged lending should have been treated as a rule under the Congressional Review Act – and is now eligible for Congress to repeal, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday.

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Nonbanks seize on new source of funding for multifamily lending

08/02/17

So-called transitional lending has traditionally been kept on balance sheet; but it’s become attractive to bundle the loans for transactions called (take a deep breath) commercial real estate collateralized loan obligations. Can investors stomach the features these deals sported before the crisis?

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JPM, other lenders kept loan buyers in dark about probe, lawsuit says

08/02/17

JPMorgan Chase is among four banks sued by a trustee for investors in the debt of Millennium Health LLC, alleging the lenders failed to inform them of a federal probe into the billing practices of the borrower.

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Republicans may be able to overturn two decades of regulatory guidance

05/12/17

The GOP is working on a plan that could extend the Congressional Review Act's reach so that it may overturn certain policies all the way back to 1996.

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Leveraged loans deserve another look from banks

04/26/17

Many banks curtailed leveraged lending following the financial crisis, and for good reason. But we may be on the verge of a leveraged-loan comeback.

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California First told to substantially reduce its portfolio of leveraged loans

04/04/17

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued the directive following an interim examination.

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Bank consortium demos leveraged loan trade via blockchain

04/03/17

Coordinators of a financial-industry backed blockchain project say they have successfully demonstrated that the distributed ledger technology can be used to syndication, trade and make payments on leveraged loans.

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