NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The number of FDIC-insured financial institutions continues to decline and at the end of the third quarter the total is down to 7,181 from 7,245 sequentially. Among the total are 1,131 publicly-traded money center banks, regional banks and community banks including savings and loan associations.Today I focus on 24 regional and community banks and their exposures to commercial real estate loans, which include construction and development loans. But first, here's a review of the regulatory guidelines for risk exposures for these types of real estate loans.
Construction and Development Loan Exposure Continues to Plague Community Banks
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