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COVID-19 Regulatory FAQs

May 29, 2020 - 1 min read

Since the declaration of COVID-19 as a major disaster, the federal regulatory agencies have issued multiple frequently asked questions (FAQs) across various issuances. The FDIC has compiled these FAQs, in addition to specific guidance for FDIC- regulated institutions, into one document as of May 4, 2020. The FAQs were initially released on March 19, to address…

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ProBank Austin Advisor

May 26, 2020 - 1 min read

The data from April continues to be terrible but May looks better. While this is not the last of the terrible economic data, we are near the end of the worse. The key data this week is consumer confidence due out on Tuesday. This reading of consumer sentiment dropped by more than 30 points in…

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Protecting Tenants Against Foreclosure

May 25, 2020 - 1 min read

Institutions are reminded that notwithstanding any executive orders regarding foreclosures or evictions regarding shorter time periods, if an institution becomes the successor in interest of a dwelling or residential real property in which a bona fide tenant resides, such tenant must be provided with a notice to vacate at least 90-days prior to the effective…

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Secondary Market

May 22, 2020 - 2 min read

Investors are offering their own relief options. Institutions must refer to the applicable secondary market investor guidelines. Note that under the CARES Act, section 4022 requires that, for Federally-backed mortgage loans (loans insured or guaranteed by certain U.S. government agencies and programs, as well as loans made by the Department of Agriculture and loans sold to…

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Michigan Banking Summary – Michigan Banks Answer the Call

May 21, 2020 - 7 min read

Through mid-May, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) has approved more than 4.3 million loans nationwide, representing well in excess of $500 billion. The PPP initiative, with Congressional authorization to commit approximately $670 billion in funding to small businesses as part of the $2+ trillion CARES Act stimulus plan, was largely…

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Federal Agency Guidance

May 20, 2020 - 1 min read

The federal agencies have published several statements regarding issues and concerns facing financial institutions during this time. The following links lead to FDIC websites, although these are interagency statements. Encouraging Financial Institutions to Meet Financial Needs of Customers and Members Affected by Coronavirus (March 9, 2020) https://www.fdic. gov/news/news/press/2020/ pr20025.html Financial Institutions Working with Customers Affected…

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ProBank Austin Advisor

May 18, 2020 - 1 min read

Even with record drops in economic activity, financial asset pricing has held up. It should be no surprise that retail sales and industrial production dropped by record amounts in April. When we close stores, restaurants and force people to stay home, consumption expenditures will decline by huge amounts. When we close manufacturing factories, industrial output…

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ProBank Austin Advisor

May 11, 2020 - 1 min read

The April data being released is as bad as the worst forecasts expected. There is little reason to spend time on the economic data being released for April. The unemployment rate jumped to levels not experienced since 1940 and even this 14.8% rate is probably understated. The survey was taken in the middle of April…

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ProBank Austin Advisor

May 5, 2020 - 1 min read

We are resuming issuing our economic forecast as conditions become clearer. There is no way to describe the carnage to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic. The data for economic conditions being released for April is unprecedented. The Advance report for Real GDP in the first quarter indicated a decline of 4.8%. This was despite…

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Banking Market Update – May 2020

May 4, 2020 - 1 min read

  This Banking Market Update provides earnings, equity market and M&A analysis for the banking industry through April 2020. Please contact us if you would like further data or to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact your bank. May 2020 Banking Market Update

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ProBank Austin Advisor

April 27, 2020 - 1 min read

Economic data continues to be shocking but fully expected. The issue is not how bad is the economic data from March, the issue is the pace of restarting the economy. At this point, it appears it will be a rolling restart with parts of the economy allowed to restart in some parts of the country…

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Michigan Banking Summary – Pre-Coronavirus vs. Pre-Great Recession

April 21, 2020 - 14 min read

With the world’s attention, and understandably so, on any and every developing story related to the coronavirus pandemic, I thought I would take a quick look at a few underlying financial metrics that existed within the banking industry at year-end 2019, as compared to those same metrics just before the start of the Great Recession….

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