Do you have a capital defense plan?
Abstract: Today, one of the biggest concerns of regulators is whether banks have adequate capital to withstand potential losses associated with high concentrations of commercial real estate loans. So it’s important that banks develop a capital defense plan as part of their preparation for regulatory exams. This article lists a number of best practices in this process, including reviewing and classifying one’s loan portfolio and reviewing and documenting the methodologies used to determine the allowance for loan and lease losses. A sidebar discusses a new FDIC rule regarding limits on deposit interest rates offered by institutions that are less than “well capitalized.”