Alan Kline is a senior editor at American Banker overseeing its consumer finance and national/regional banking coverage. He also helps direct coverage of the annual Most Powerful Women in Banking rankings.
U.S. consumers are borrowing more than ever to buy homes and cars, pay for college and even finance every day purchases. Is it a display of confidence in the U.S. economy or are many households living far beyond their means?
Net interest income has surged thanks to rising rates, but noninterest income has lagged as trading revenue has weakened, refi demand has softened and fees from deposit service charges have barely budged. Is this the new normal?