Commercial Lending

BAFT Disappointed by Ex-Im Authorization Lapse

Noting that many lenders turn to the U.S. Export-Import Bank to add balance sheet capacity and meet their customers’ needs, ABA’s global finance subsidiary BAFT today expressed its disappointment in Congress’ failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank before its charter expired last night.

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OCC: Credit, Compliance Risk Growing in 2015

Noting an environment of “high” credit, strategic, compliance and operational risk, the OCC outlined nine priorities for ongoing midsize and community bank supervision in its Semiannual Risk Perspective report released yesterday.

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Curry Encourages Participation in Treasury’s SSBCI Program

Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry today encouraged bankers to participate in the Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative, which has since 2010 distributed more than $1 billion to states for programs that expand access to credit for small businesses.

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BAFT Calls for Ex-Im Reauthorization

BAFT, the international financial services association that is an ABA subsidiary, today joined the Financial Services Roundtable in urging Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank before its charter expires at the end of June.

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