Category: Credit

Capital and risk, Credit, Products, Retail banking

This new credit card offers 4% back on dining, but is it a good deal?

August 14, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Here’s one reason to put your avocado toast and poke bowls on credit — if you can pay them off in full, of course. There’s a revamped Capital One COF, +1.59% card on the market aimed at foodies that will […]

Capital and risk, Credit

Lenders bet on AI for credit scoring

August 1, 2018

Via: Finextra

Banks have to struggle with a lot of risks – from issuing credit to operational challenges, technological troubles to good old fashion fraud. In addition to the risks of yesteryear, modern banks face falling long-term rates, growing fintech competition and […]

Capital and risk, Credit

What’s The Same – And What’s Not – In Assessing Credit Quality

July 30, 2018

Via: Bank Director

Since the 1970s, there has been an inevitable march toward a macro, quantitative assessment of credit quality. Technology and big data ensured its emergence to complement the more traditional, transactional counterpart of credit risk management. Since the adoption of the […]

Activity, Capital and risk, Credit, Insurance, Trading

Trade Credit Insurance Could Get Boost from Trade War

July 6, 2018

Via: Insurance Journal

Trade tensions sound like a great opportunity to underwriters of a little-known insurance product. U.S. President Donald Trump set off fears of a global trade war with tariffs on metals and an array of imports from China. As countries ratchet […]

Capital and risk, Credit

Wait! Don’t destroy those old credit cards yet

June 8, 2018

Via: Market Watch

You know that “starter” credit card collecting dust in your wallet? The one with a high interest rate, lackluster benefits, and zero rewards? Now that you’ve upgraded to a better card, you might be tempted to close your old cards […]

Capital and risk, Credit

JPMorgan Upsizes Ares Capital Facility to $2.1B

April 5, 2018

Via: ABF Journal

Ares Capital amended its senior secured credit facility, extending the expiration period of the $1.6 billion revolver and the maturity date of the loan to March 30, 2022 and increasing the size to $2.1 billion. According to a related 8-K […]

Activity, Capital and risk, Credit, Insurance

Alaska Law on Credit-Based Scoring Backed by Insurers Group

April 4, 2018

Via: Insurance Journal

A new credit-based scoring law brings Alaska into line with the rest of the nation, and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America is applauding the state for that. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and the Alaska Legislature approved HB 195, […]

Capital and risk, Credit

Wells Fargo Upsizes Power Solutions ABL Revolver to $75MM

March 30, 2018

Via: ABF Journal

Wells Fargo amended the existing asset based revolving credit facility of Power Solutions International, a designer, engineer and manufacturer of emissions-certified, alternative-fuel power systems. The amendment extends the maturity of the facility to March 31, 2021, subject to certain terms, […]

Capital and risk, Credit

JPMorgan Agents $700MM Facility for Iron Mountain

March 28, 2018

Via: ABF Journal

Iron Mountain, a storage and information management services company, closed on a $700 million syndicated term loan B facility, which matures in January 2026 and bears interest at LIBOR + 1.75%. The proceeds will be used to repay amounts outstanding […]

Capital and risk, Credit

BofA Launches SMB Loyalty Program to Help Grow Account Balances

March 27, 2018

Via: Bank Innovation

Bank of America is opening a loyalty program for its small business clients, with the focus on growing a client’s account balance through the presence of rewards. The program, which was announced by the bank yesterday, will allow SMBs with […]