William Demchak

Signs of hope in C&I lending?

10/13/17

Third-quarter results from PNC, Bank of America, First Horizon and others suggest that demand for commercial loans may not be as weak as bankers and investors had feared. Or maybe some banks are just getting really good at poaching rivals’ customers.

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Commercial lending climbs 7% at PNC, boosting profits

10/13/17

The Pittsburgh company benefited from loan growth and higher interest rates, though fee income fell and expense rose in the third quarter.

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D.C. gridlock suppressing demand for business loans: Bank CEOs

09/15/17

Flush with cash, many commercial firms are also opting to pay down debt rather than take on new loans, and those seeking financing aren’t always turning to banks to meet their needs.

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Strong commercial loan growth at PNC

07/14/17

Business lending rose 6% at the Pittsburgh bank, while consumer lending was largely flat.

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Regionals aim to achieve true scale in credit cards

06/27/17

Even with card defaults ticking up slightly, regional banks remain committed to pursuing more credit card business as they look to both diversify their balance sheets and deepen relationships with customers.

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