Banks May See 10% of Commercial Property Loans Sour, Fitch Says

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  1. By Rick Green

    Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. banks may see 10 percent of their $1.1 trillion in commercial property loans go sour and regional lenders could face credit downgrades as the impact grows, according to Fitch Ratings.

    The data don’t include $500 billion of construction loans, which are subject to even more risk, Fitch said in a statement today. Small and mid-size regional lenders are more vulnerable than the four biggest U.S. banks, none of which has commercial property loans exceeding 10 percent of their total, Fitch said.