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Florida bank profits down 54%, loans stay flat in Q1
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Nationally, bank loans were down 0.4 percent in what the FDIC called a seasonal decline related to credit card balances and agricultural loans. There was 1.6 percent national growth in commercial and industrial lines of credit. One good sign in Florida …

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Fed: Competition pushing down banks’ loan margins
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One of the major reasons behind the trend, though, is good news for commercial borrowers of all stripes: fierce competition in the Minneapolis-St. Paul commercial loan market. Ron Feldman, senior vice president at the Minneapolis Fed, has heard that …

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Loans up, bad debt down
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Bad debts held by financial institutions monitored by the central bank have dropped while total loans hit record levels in 2012, according to the latest Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) data. Jamaican loans unserviced for three months or more totalled J$27.9 …

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