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While the big banks go to battle to unshackle themselves from TARP's chains, regional lenders...

While the big banks go to battle to unshackle themselves from TARP's chains, regional lenders (SNV, ZION, RF) choking on real-estate loans are unlikely to be exiting TARP any time soon. Regional banks are almost four times more concentrated in CRE loans than the biggest lenders.
Comments (2)
  • The Non Tarp small banks is were the problems are....not enough
    capital,too low loan loss reserves,and inadequate pre provision earnings
    8 Dec 2009, 10:56 AM Reply Like
  • right, and with the FDIC swimming in deeper red every week, this will be a potential compounding issue.
    8 Dec 2009, 11:08 AM Reply Like
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