Pay attention to mortgage and real estate risks, banks urged


Schmidt Bies told the Financial Services Institute in Washington, DC, in mid-February that CRE concentrations now stand at record levels at many banks. "For certain groups of banks – such as those between $1 billion and $10 billion – average CRE concentrations are above 300%," she said.

The current levels of CRE concentrations are even higher than the 200% level of the late 1980s and early 1990s when the CRE concentration played a role in banking crises of that era.

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