Outstanding loan volume at commercial banks declined 2.2 percent between June 2008 and June 2009.
Community banks seem to have the most to fear about the state of commercial real estate today. The problems with these loans, however, shouldn’t derail the entire economy.
Data suggest that the city's banks fare at par with their peers.
Although usually a feature of large banks, the funding option is growing fast among community banks.
An examination of what Iceland, the United Kingdom and the United States went through last September and October during the financial crisis reveals some important differences and similarities.