Suffolk Bancorp, led by CEO Howard Bluver, is one of many banks to report a meaningful improvement in its loan-to-deposit ratio during the first quarter.

Smaller Banks Generating Solid Loan Growth as Others Ease Up

Bigger banks have shifted their efforts to deposit growth in advance of proposed liquidity rules. As a result, community banks are seeing more opportunities to lend, particularly in commercial lines that were once the domain of larger lenders.

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