Community banks in New England and the Southwest are successfully booking loans, while the Southeast continues to struggle.

Banks in states across New England and the Southwest had less exposure to areas of lending, such as mortgages, that caused headaches elsewhere. That has helped banks in those regions gain traction, especially in commercial lending, as the economy slowly rebounds, industry experts say.

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