Daily Archives: August 15, 2017

Regulators Find “High Level” of Risk in Syndicated Loans

Oil, gas lending seen as risk factor in Q1 syndicated loans

The oil and gas industry accounted for a large and worrying portion of large syndicated bank commitments in the first quarter, serving to maintain a high level of risk despite a modest easing overall, according to US bank regulators. The danger is that a downturn in the economy could lead to a spike in loan losses.