Posts Tagged ‘bank lending’

Bad News Out Of Latvia And S&P On Bank Lending

Here are a couple of items that caught my attention this morning. Neither is particularly pleasant. The New York Times reports that the government of Latvia has collapsed. Latvia has been much in the news the last few months as its economic downward spiral has caused significant civil unrest. Many feel that the country is […]

Mixed Messages From Washington To The Banks

The talking heads and politicians seem intent on making bank lending or the lack thereof the central point of any bank bailout bill. The conversation is starting to veer into the surreal as bank lending standards become confused with bank lending levels. Fortunately, there are still some sane people about and one of them wrote […]

TARP Babies: Are They Lending As Much As They Should?

Thanks to the Wall Street Journal we finally have some data concerning lending levels by banks that received TARP funds. Lending at many of the nation’s largest banks fell in recent months, even after they received $148 billion in taxpayer capital that was intended to help the economy by making loans more readily available. Ten […]