Tag: Retail Lending

Retail Risk in Lending And Being Amazoned

Borrower Risk From Disruption

If there is one bank loan type that is changing, it is lending to small businesses and retail properties. While the credit of other products ebbs and flows with the business cycle, the complexion of many small business loans and commercial real estate (CRE) loans to retail projects are changing. This means of all the lending categories, underwriters need to pay the most attention to retail. Having a major anchor tenant such as a Sears, Macy’s or a grocery store used to be important to banks both to stabilize credit and to drive traffic to the rest of the tenant base.

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