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Lenders view ailing retail sector with cautious confidence

“There have been a lot of headlines that retail is in free fall and some call it the next Big Short — the 2017 variety of the subprime mortgage market,” said Manus Clancy, managing director at Trepp LLC, a New York City-based provider of commercial mortgage data and analytics.

Bankwell named to list of nation’s best-performing community banks

Bankwell CEO Chris Gruseke told the Business Journal that Bankwell’s inclusion did not strike him as a surprise. “We have one of the cleanest balance sheets in the state, with virtually no losses.”

Region’s branch banking still thrives in the digital age

Despite rising popularity of mobile banking, more branches are being planned.

Syndicated loans can finance large projects and help midsize companies grow

There are instances in commercial lending when the capital needs of a borrower are too big for a single bank to finance.

Small vs. large banks: What’s best for businesses?

It’s said that bigger is better, but does the expression hold up when it comes to business banking?

Fairfield County leads state in bank deposits

$47.8 billion in deposits were spread among 29 FDIC-insured banks in the third quarter.

When smaller banks face cybersecurity challenges

Despite challenges in limited resources and manpower, smaller banks are standing up against cyber attacks.

Female executives discuss work-life balance

Three successful female leaders in finance share stories of leadership development and work-life balance.

Editorial: Righteous banking standards

There are precious few footprints in American business with the I-95 visibility enjoyed by the glass-sheathed Royal Bank of Scotland in Stamford. Now there is word the address and corporate name come with marching orders to do better socially, from hunger to education to volunteerism.

Wealth management’s double-digit surge

Myth busted regarding prominence of ‘old money.’

TD forecasts housing uptick will last

TD Bank sees housing starts and construction jobs benefiting in new data.

Chase lends $20B to small businesses in 2012

Chase Bank extended $20.2 billion in new credit to small businesses in 2012, an 18 percent increase over 2011 for business loans made within the U.S.

Credit Suisse predicts fiscal drag will continue to cloud nation’s economic...

Economic projections for 2013 have lacked the gloomy outlook of previous years, but are still “far from spectacular," reports global financial services company Credit Suisse.

Banking industry remains cautiously optimistic about 2013

New York Bankers Association President Michael Smith talks about the trouble with Washington lawmakers who can’t find common ground over economic issues, and why the changes that have been made give many in the industry reason to be cautiously optimistic.