While it is too early to assess the full effects, COVID-19 will permanently reshape commercial real estate in the U.S.
Browsing: Credit risk
With many COVID-19-related accommodations for loans nearing their initial expiration dates, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council today issued a joint statement outlining prudent risk management and consumer protection principles for financial institutions to consider while working with affected borrowers.
As governors and municipal officials make decisions on reopening local economies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks warned them about the long-term risks of so-called lockdown orders on the financial system.
As the coronavirus pandemic and the policy response to it affect businesses and commercial credit, many borrowers are converting revolving and secured cashflow credit facilities to asset-based lending facilities. Ed Gately of MUFG Americas discusses this trend and what it means for borrowers and banks.
The financial regulatory agencies today issued a final interagency policy statement on determining allowances for credit losses under the current expected credit loss methodology.
Since the Federal Housing Finance Agency launched a credit risk transfer program for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2013, the enterprises have transferred $115 billion in credit risk to private investors, amounting to about 3.3% of unpaid principal balance, the FHFA said today.
The federal banking agencies today announced two actions intended to help banks ensure the continued flow of credit to households and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Loan modifications for borrowers affected by the coronavirus pandemic will not generally be required to be treated as troubled debt restructurings, federal and state banking agencies said today.
In light of the sudden and significant economic changes wrought by the coronavirus pandemic and public health response, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams today asked the Financial Accounting Standards Board to allow banks that have begun implementing Current Expected Credit Loss methodology to postpone it, as well as to impose a CECL moratorium for banks not yet required to implement it.