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Community bank lending during the financial crisis
The total volume of loans held by community banks peaked in 2008 and dropped during the financial crisis and Great Recession. Total loans bottomed out in 2011 and, as of December 2012, have only recovered to a level roughly 10 percent below their 2008 peak. During this period, both demand and supply factors undoubtedly played roles in the change in bank lending.
Recovery continues for banks in district, nation
Bank earnings were up moderately at the national level but were mixed in District states in the second quarter of 2012, while asset quality improved once again across all states. Overall, the District and national banking industries are in considerably better shape now than they were one year ago.
In-depth: will money market mutual funds get an extreme makeover?
Money market mutual funds (MMMFs) were subject to some modest regulatory changes in 2010, but many observers argue that the industry is in need of a more substantial overhaul. The $2.9 trillion MMMF industry is objecting, pointing out that the effects of the 2010 reform should be thoroughly examined before further changes are adopted and that radical changes would threaten the industry?s survival.
New St. Louis Fed banking and economic research
Follow regional agricultural financial conditions with new quarterly survey
The St. Louis Fed?s Agricultural Finance Monitor quarterly reports on regional agricultural financial conditions, as well as bankers? expectations of farmland values, farm loan repayment rates, required collateral, farm loan interest rates and credit supply and demand.
Can lessons from the recent financial crisis help avoid future crises?
Even though financial crises, recessions and depressions are nothing new in America, the severity of the 2007-2009 recession and ensuing financial crisis highlighted some weaknesses in our financial system and gaps in our regulatory system.
Agriculture banks are outperforming their peers, but how long will it last?
With soaring commodity prices and farmland values in recent years, banks with an agricultural focus (where at least 25 percent of total loans are production and farmland loans) have outperformed their community bank peers. Find out what risks agriculture banks may face.
Troubled Debt Restructuring Supervisory Guidance Updated