While the outlook for the commercial lending sector has improved considerably since the recession years of the early 1990s, bankers should not get complacent.

Loan losses are down, the banking industry is well capitalized, and earnings have recovered, and yet lenders remain under pressure as pricing margins and underwriting standards have weakened. Unless you believe that recessions have been outlawed, now is the best time to proactively manage your commercial credit risk - before the next round of economic weakness hits.

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