Net interest margin

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.


How badly will outbreak hurt banks' bottom lines?


Bankers will be pressed on upcoming earnings calls to forecast how the coronavirus pandemic — and the government's response — will shape credit quality, margins and fee income.


Rate cut could prompt even tighter margins, mortgage surge


The Fed’s decision to cut its benchmark interest rate amid growing coronavirus concerns is bound to have an impact on banks, but just how broad and how deep remains to be seen.


A profit letdown for banks in 2019


The FDIC’s Quarterly Banking Profile said lackluster net interest income, likely resulting from lower short-term interest rates, drove a decline in fourth-quarter and full-year earnings.


Comerica promotes insider to oversee retail banking


Cassandra McKinney's promotion to executive vice president of the retail bank is the latest executive move by Curt Farmer, who became the Dallas company's CEO in April.


C&I picture brightens for regional banks


Commercial lending was sluggish in 2019, but leaders at Huntington, KeyCorp and M&T are encouraged that rates are stabilizing and business sentiment is improving.


Northern Trust gets boost from investment arms of wealthy families


Fourth-quarter fees earned from managing the assets of family offices rose 12% and were a powerful counterbalance to tighter margins.