While optimistic about the economy, bankers at this year's ICBA convention are still concerned about credit unions and other nonbanks, the role of technology, weakness in the agricultural sector and succession planning.
The increasing adoption of virtual card payments by accounts payable departments has created an unexpected complication for suppliers: more friction in the processing, posting and reconciliation of payments and receivables.
Nonbanks are originating more commercial mortgages on fixer-uppers in response to a sharp drop in the cost of funding in the securitization market. These deals are said to be "vastly different" than other CRE instruments that sustained big losses in the crisis — so far.
When Equifax disclosed its enormous data breach that exposed the personal information of some 143 million people, the reaction of many consumers and corporate executives was similar and familiar: our data is at risk at all times and the less access we give to others the better. But that's precisely the wrong lesson.
Under Richard Cordray, the consumer bureau had questioned whether affiliations between small-dollar lenders and sovereign tribes are exempt from state laws, but observers say the agency’s acting chief has signaled a more welcoming approach.
Online banks and some credit unions are responding to Fed rate hikes by aggressively raising deposit rates on CDs, savings accounts and money market products, while the nation's biggest banks are largely standing pat — for now.
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While bank executives are divided on what they view as an optimal outcome for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, there is broad agreement that a future without them (or some government-supported equivalent) would mean tighter credit, higher rates and lower volume.