Browsing: Credit risk


The federal banking agencies have found improved credit quality in the Shared National Credit portfolio, a bundle of large syndicated bank loans that includes 8,571 credit facilities and 5,314 borrowers — and totals $4.4 trillion, according to the SNC Review released today. Despite the improvement, however, risk remains elevated compared to prior economic cycles, they


Since the Federal Housing Finance Agency launched a credit risk transfer program for GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2013, the enterprises have transferred $81 billion in credit risk to private investors, amounting to about 3.2 percent of $2.5 trillion in unpaid principal balance, the FHFA said today.

Compliance and Risk

Signaling a significant shift in the OCC’s approach to small-dollar lending, the agency today issued a bulletin encouraging banks to make “responsible short-term, small-dollar installment loans, typically two to 12 months in duration with equal amortizing payments” to help meet the credit needs of their customers. 

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