FORCES OF DRAG: Zions has "tightened the belt on some kinds of loans that exhibit high losses," CEO Harris Simmons said. Meanwhile, struggles among Regions Financial's small-business customers have caused its growth to be "more muted," CEO Grayson Hall said.
Regional bank executives are tinkering with ways to accelerate loan growth yet avoid risks that would alarm regulators. more »
Consumer credit default ranks showed an uptick in September, according to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults. more »