Articles About Stress Tests

Author:
Richard M. Gatto
Posted:
06.09.2017

Real Estate Lending Continues to Thrive Despite Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve has announced that yet another interest rate increase is in the works, as the U.S. economy shows steady growth with 138,000 jobs added in May. While home mortgages continue to slow, lending in the commercial real estate industry is actually continuing to grow despite these changes.

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Author:
Mike Ochs
Posted:
12.08.2010

Congressional Oversight Panel Takes on the Foreclosure Mess

Sloppy foreclosure paperwork could upset the nation’s housing market and destabilize the economy in general,  according to a report released by the Congressional Oversight Panel.  This group oversees the government bailout and its statement marks the first time a federal watchdog has issued an opinion on the foreclosure issue.  Consumer advocates and financial analysts had […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
08.11.2010

European Bank Stress Tests Demonstrate Systemic Weakness

There’s good news and bad news about the health of European banks.  Of the 91 financial institutions that recently underwent stress tests, only seven outright failed. Those seven who did not perform well were ordered to raise their capital by €3.5 billion (approximately $4.5 billion).  The number of failures were far less than what was […]

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Author:
James I. Clark III
Posted:
06.15.2009

Local Banks Facing Significant CRE Losses

Toxic commercial real estate loans could create losses up to $100 billion for small and mid-size banks by the end of 2010 if the economy worsens.  According to a Wall Street Journal report – which applied the same criteria used by the federal government in its stress tests of 19 big banks — these institutions […]

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