Now and then: the evolution of loan quality for U.S. banks
Christopher Metli and
Kevin Stiroh ()
Current Issues in Economics and Finance, 2003, issue apr
Although loan quality in the U.S. banking industry deteriorated in recent years, a comparison with the banking crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s suggests that the industry is in a far better position today than it was a decade ago. The percentage of troubled loans is lower, loan quality problems are confined principally to large-bank commercial and industrial lending, and credit weakness is concentrated in a small number of borrower industries.
Keywords: Commercial loans; Bank loans; Credit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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