To help address the pending shortage of rural property appraisers — and the implications for agricultural and commercial credit in rural communities — ABA’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Banking and ABA’s Commercial Real Estate Committee convened a meeting yesterday of key stakeholders from the banking industry, federal government, appraisal industry and others.
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Two reports offer dueling interpretations.
Credit standards continued to ease in most commercial and consumer loan categories, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest survey of senior loan officers released today.
The high-volatility commercial real estate (HVCRE) regulation, effective as of Jan. 1, 2015, mandates that, in order to be exempt from an HVCRE designation, borrowers who originate commercial acquisition, development and construction (ADC) loans must meet a 15 percent equity requirement, and the leverage on such loans cannot exceed 80 percent of the estimated completed value of the project.
In June, legislation was introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) that would reauthorize and reform the 20-year old Immigrant Investor Program known as “EB-5,” which will expire on September 30, 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.