Keeping due diligence on the front burner
Abstract: Every banker knows the importance of due diligence in determining whether to make a loan. This article suggests some due diligence steps to take to help lenders dig deeper and ensure the bank’s loan portfolio is more secure. These steps include assessing risk from many angles and evaluating the reliability of the financial information a borrower provides. The article points out that, to minimize the potential for problems down the line, uncertainty needs to be quantified, documented and analyzed.