October 20, 2017
Starting in 2018, the Midsize and Community Bank Supervision (MCBS) team of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will focus on risk analysis, credit underwriting, strategic risk, asset management, operational risk and other objectives. The context of these objectives is as follows: Risk Analysis The incorporation of horizontal initiatives’ core supervisory focal points and participations in LBS-, CBS- and NRC- horizontal initiatives with a focus on training opportunities and efficiencies is a […]
October 12, 2017
The landscape of lending is changing in part to the continued popularity of online lenders. A large number of today’s loan applicants are more likely to choose a non-bank lender for their financing needs for a number of reasons such as convenience and flexibility. However, community banks can remain competitive with the right software solutions.
August 7, 2017
Community banks need to transform their outdated, costly and inefficient method of processing commercial real estate loans to a more efficient system that automatically ensures compliance every step of the way. Customizable, intuitive and collaborative, CLOUDecision’s CRE Origination Software provides financial institutions with an affordable alternative to current practices.
July 24, 2017
As of April 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA) guaranteed 7(a) loans in the amount of $14 billion. This figure reflects an increase in volume of 9.4 percent over fiscal 2016. The 7(a) loan program, the agency’s most popular, provides guarantees up to $5 million. Another SBA program, the 504, saw its total rise to $3 billion as of April 28. Small banks are taking notice of this trend and utilizing two different methods to […]
July 7, 2017
Community banks and credit unions are not only facing continued competition from big-name banks with generous marketing budgets but also from online lending companies. These lending providers are securing an ever-increasing share of the market with their streamlined application processes and ability to offer a decision and access to the funds within minutes rather than days.