Regional banks' commercial lending slowed in the third quarter, and there appears to be no shortage of reasons why.

In earnings calls with analysts Tuesday, bank executives cited everything from weakening borrower demand to regulators' crackdown on commercial real estate concentrations to the uncertainty of who will be the next president as explanations for why commercial and industrial lending — which looked so promising at the start of the year — has tailed off in recent months.

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