Key Charts - Size and Structure

Community Banks: Defying the Trend
  • Community banks had superior performance in 2014, as a result of both in loan growth and net interest margins.
  • The steepening yield curve over 2013 was very favorable for community banks due to their high concentration of medium to long-term assets in their balance sheets.
  • Currently, community banks provide over 45 percent of the industry’s small-business loans.

    Read corresponding blog entry.

Community Banks: Defying the Trend

China Sneezes and the World Catches Cold
Deposits, Confidence Seep Out of Greek Banks
Asia Offshore Borrowing
Spain Looks to Fix its Real Estate Lending
U.S. Banks Squeezed by Interest Rate Disparity
Latin America’s Position in Global Leverage
Breaking Tradition: Euro Area Moves Toward Bonds
A Snapshot of Chinese Debt
South Korea’s Balancing Act
Global Banking | Key Charts | Community%20Banks%3A%20Defying%20the%20Trend