As high inflation and economic uncertainties persist, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu said that “now is the time for banks to take a fresh look at their exposures and take actions to adjust their risk positions—to ‘trim their sails,’ so to speak—ahead of potential uncertainty and volatility.”
Browsing: Concentration risk
The FDIC today flagged high loan concentrations, as well as the interest rate environment and short-term liquidity challenges, as key risks facing banks in 2019.
Exposure to rising corporate debt — including bonds and loans — was among several key risk themes identified by the OCC in its semiannual risk report released today.
The OCC is focusing on credit risk, compliance risk and strategic risk as its top supervisory priorities at community and midsize banks, according to the agency’s Semiannual Risk Perspective report released today.
With interest rates on the rise and new leadership in D.C., risk conditions on the ground are considerably different today from one year ago.
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.
In the wake of the scandal over fake accounts created at Wells Fargo, the OCC has added a strong emphasis on governance of sales practices to its risk supervision for large banks, according to the agency’s Semiannual Risk Perspective released today.
With the path of oil prices uncertain but not forecast to improve substantially in the coming months, the FDIC today issued guidance reiterating principles for prudently managing risks associated with oil and gas exposures.
The OCC is focusing on credit risk and strategic risk as the top risk priorities in its supervision of community and midsize banks, according to the agency’s Semiannual Risk Perspective report released today.