On quarterly earnings calls set to begin next week, investors will be listening closely to CEO comments for any hints of how banks might deploy excess capital if they are no longer deemed systemically important.
Many of the industry’s top executives — at big and regional banks alike — enjoy premium perks, including personal travel on corporate aircraft and minimal wait times for fancy medical exams. Here’s an overview of the special items disclosed to investors so far this year.
Huntington executives are surprised that chargeoffs are still so low and say they're prepared for things to get worse, yet they remain aggressive in auto and other categories. The juxtaposition is a sign of the times for lenders.
Efforts to make it easier for smaller businesses to apply for SBA loans, coupled by concerted expansion efforts among key regional and community banks, contributed to the third consecutive record for 7(a) lending.