Risk management

The write-downs are coming. Start preparing now.

06/01/20

Periods of significant loan defaults are tough on banks and force unpleasant choices. Here are steps to evaluate collateral in such uncertain times.

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Lender beware: Emergency relief efforts are inherently risky

05/29/20

The takeaway from the PPP rollout is that bankers must protect their reputations and limit their risk appetites as they participate in further government-backed rescue programs.

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Coronavirus outbreaks at meat plants compound ag banks' problems

05/19/20

Lenders are scrambling to pause ranchers’ loan payments as meat processing plant shutdowns during the pandemic threaten $25 billion in losses for the livestock industry.

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PNC seeks ‘bulletproof’ balance sheet; hard-hit bank stocks rebound

05/15/20

The regional wants to “play offense” with the proceeds of its $17 billion BlackRock stake; shares of some bank shares jumped 6% Thursday but remain well behind the rest of the market.

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Zero Day, episode 1: There's a war out there

04/29/20

Cybercrime has emerged as one of the biggest potential sources of risk to the financial system over the last 20 years, and cybersecurity is a paramount concern to bankers everywhere. But can the internet be made more secure?

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Big banks try to figure out logistics of 'back to work'

04/26/20

Inside Citigroup's headquarters in Manhattan, executives are trying to solve a problem bedeviling much of Wall Street: How to get employees up elevators.

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House Dems seek details on FDIC's crisis plans following IG report

04/14/20

The heads of two congressional committees are requesting a briefing from the agency after a watchdog recommended improvements in how it prepares for crises.

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Banks cautioned on bonuses, pay; Powell praised for decisiveness

03/31/20

After the financial crisis banks took a PR beating, limiting bonuses could prevent criticism; the Fed moved with authority in the face of the coronavirus.

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Fed plowing ahead with stress tests. But should it?

03/27/20

Many argue the economic turmoil from the pandemic makes the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review irrelevant this year, while others say testing banks’ capital strength is crucial now more than ever.

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Fed’s new TALF has a major gap

03/26/20

Many borrowers will suffer unless the program, the central bank's latest response to the coronavirus pandemic, includes consumer loans issued by fintechs.

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