October Issue of Mercer Capital’s Bank Watch Available Now

The October 2013 issue of Bank Watch is available now, which features an article by Madeleine Davis titled “Loan Growth Resumes, Remains Slow.”

Loan growth continues to remain a struggle for community banks as loan demand remains weak in most regions. Based on Call Report data as of June 30, 2013 for approximately 3,750 banks with assets between $100 million and $5 billion, more than 50% of banks reported lower loan balances in 2010 and 2011. In 2012 and year-to-date in 2013, approximately 40% of banks have reported lower loan balances.


This issue also includes links to various articles of interest, as well as public market indicators, M&A market indicators, and key indices of the top financial institutions in the U.S., providing insight into financial institution valuation issues.

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