Taking care of small business: Winning back SMBs and lost loan relationships

There are 28 million small businesses in the United States. Let’s take a closer look at that number: It comes to one business for every 11 or 12 people in the U.S. Clearly, this market is ripe with opportunity. And yet, reasons abound as to why banks haven’t fulfilled small business loan requests. For starters, small business Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:43-05:00June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Taking care of small business: Winning back SMBs and lost loan relationships

Success with bite: Setting the menu for risk appetite

So, how hungry are you? In the financial context, this question extends far beyond the usual banking bill of fare. In fact, the recipe relies on the most important aspects of your bank’s lending strategy. Your “risk appetite” refers to the amount of risk your institution will accept in pursuit of loan growth. Defining the metes and Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:49-05:00February 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Success with bite: Setting the menu for risk appetite

Pressing issues: Four big hot buttons in regulatory credit risk management

The banking industry is in the midst of another good run. Most financial institutions have once again turned profitable, as evidenced by the most recent FDIC quarterly summary: It indicates that in the third quarter of 2016, community banks—which represent 92 percent of insured institutions—reported net income of $5.6 billion. That’s up $592.6 million (or 11.8 percent) Read More

By |2020-05-27T17:59:50-05:00January 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Pressing issues: Four big hot buttons in regulatory credit risk management