An 86-year-old organization that has helped banks cope with lending risk is expanding its scope after changing its name this summer.

RMA, the national association of bank loan and credit officers, was known as Robert Morris Associates until June. Now it has new territory to patrol as its 1,650 member companies buy or enter partnerships with insurance companies, securities firms, and mutual funds, said Allen W. Sanborn, president and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia-based trade association.

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