Monthly Archives: January 2016

Bankers Prepare to Adjust CRE Lending Following Federal Regulators’ Warnings About Relaxed Underwriting

U.S. bankers haven’t taken their foot off the gas yet but they are watching their CRE loan portfolios carefully following a recent warning from the FDIC and say they are prepared to hit the brakes and slow down their commercial real estate lending vehicles should conditions warrant. Through the third quarter of 2015, U.S. banks

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Morning Scan: Goldman to Pay $5B Fine; Basel Committee Eases Trading Rules

Breaking News This Morning … Earnings: It’s a banner day for 4Q reports from megabanks and regionals: Citigroup, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp, PNC and Regions Financial. And there are two M&A deals in Chicago, from buyers Wintrust and Royal Financial. Goldman Sachs Faces Huge Fine: Goldman Sachs will pay the largest regulatory penalty in its

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North Dakota Multifamily Housing Is Ground Zero for Energy Price Collapse

Once a hotbed of multifamily construction, North Dakota’s energy sector has been hit by layoffs as shale drillers scale back in the wake of plunging oil prices. A report issued by Morningstar Credit Ratings found that about 35% of $ 340 million in commercial mortgage-backed securities has some exposure to the state. While CMBS loans

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