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#21 - COVID-19 and Community Bankers: A Data-Driven Dialogue Between Banker and Regulator

You don’t need me to tell you what the economic data is saying right now. All over the country, businesses are closed, workers are being furloughed or laid off, and businesses and consumers alike are looking at what they have saved and trying to figure out how much longer they can go in lockdown.

I want to focus on the local economic aspect of the pandemic today as seen through the lens of the primary lenders to small businesses and rural and suburban communities. What are community bankers saying about their local economies and future business activity? What are they telling their regulators? And what do the regulators have to say back?

I’m Matt Longacre, and this is Simply Stated.

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