Net interest margin

Midsize banks brace for loan defaults, more margin pressure


Weak loan demand, persistently low yields and the continued struggles of sectors such as hospitality and retail are among the myriad lending challenges facing small regional banks.


What’s behind the unlikely First Citizens-CIT deal


The family-owned bank from the South and the New York commercial lender each would fill a clear need for the other. First Citizens would gain business lending expertise and an online deposit-gathering platform, and CIT would get the cheap deposits it coveted.


Deposit glut could dog banks well into next year


The flood of liquidity that accompanied the pandemic recession isn’t likely to subside anytime soon. Banks will have to employ a mix of securities buying, hedging and other balance-sheet-management tricks to prop up margins longer than initially imagined.


Ally expects margin expansion from consumer loan growth


Originations in the third quarter are on pace to double what the Detroit lender reported a quarter earlier, adding more high-yielding loans to the balance sheet.


FDIC's quarterly report shows extent of pandemic's hit to bank profits


The $18.8 billion in net income was 70% less than a year earlier as the uncertain economic picture and new accounting rules drove a sharp rise in provisions for future losses.


Strong 2Q for New York Community, but real test still to come


In what was a challenging quarter for the industry, the company reported strong loan growth and a wider margin. Continued momentum will depend on government stimulus, the reopening of New York City and borrowers' ability to make payments after their deferral periods end.


Rocky road ahead for bank profitability: OCC


With multiple business sectors reeling from the pandemic, banks are facing tighter net interest margins, provisioning more for losses and seeing their balance sheets expand, the agency said in a report.


Banks at a loss what to do with glut of deposits


A record amount of funds have flowed into banks since the coronavirus hit, but a low rate environment and tepid loan demand are complicating efforts to put that money to work.


Banks must shift focus to thrive in extraordinary times


Past is not prologue, and a successful strategy for becoming a top-performing bank in 2020 is very different than it might have been just six months ago.


Margin pressure could dog banks into 2022


With rates so low — after steep emergency Federal Reserve cuts in response to the pandemic’s fallout — banks will struggle to generate bread-and-butter interest income and asset-sensitive lenders will face substantial net interest margin contraction this year and next, analysts say.