How Current HVCRE Rules Cause More Risk To Banks

Mitigating Construction Loan Risk

Back in June of 2013, the FDIC, OCC, and Federal Reserve jointly approved rules intended to implement new international banking standards. Known as the Basel III Capital Accords, Basel III uses a risk weighting system to determine the capital ratios for higher risk assets. Starting in 2015, all US banks that lend on “high volatility commercial real estate” (HVCRE) are required to hold more capital against such loans.

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