Commercial Lending

ABA, Groups Urge No Cuts to CDFI Fund

ABA, joined by the Independent Community Bankers of America, Community Development Bankers Association and National Bankers Association, today urged congressional leaders to maintain strong funding levels for the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund and its Bank Enterprise Award program in the remainder of fiscal year 2017 as well as FY 2018.

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FDIC’s Supervisory Insights Highlights Credit Risk Trends

Total loan balances at FDIC-insured banks grew 6.8 percent between September 2015 and September 2016, with considerable growth occurring in commercial real estate, agricultural, and oil and gas lending portfolios, the agency said in the winter issue of its Supervisory Insights publication released today.

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ABA Urges Congress to Rein In Farm Credit System

In a statement for the record in today’s House Appropriations Committee oversight hearing on Farm Credit Administration, ABA emphasized that the Farm Credit System has become too large, too unfocused and too reliant on taxpayer subsidies.

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Treasury Announces FY 2016 Bank Enterprise Award Funding

The Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund is today announcing $19 million in funding for the fiscal year 2016 Bank Enterprise Awards, which encourage banks to increase their investments and loans in disadvantaged communities.

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