First Glance 12L
These quarterly reports highlight key indicators of 12th District banking conditions.
Posted December 6, 2019
The 3Q19 issue of First Glance 12L notes robust labor and housing markets in the District, but slower lending growth and weaker quarterly bank net interest margins. Banks’ on-balance sheet liquidity and capital ratios strengthened, on average. In addition to supervisory hot topics, the report spotlights wildfire-related risks in California.
Posted September 4, 2019
The 2Q19 issue of First Glance 12L notes improved District job growth and first half bank profits. Bank capital ratios also strengthened from mid-2018 levels, but were constrained by parent company share buybacks, the topic of our “Spotlight” feature. Slowing global growth, trade tensions, and yield curve shifts pose headwinds.
Posted May 31, 2019
The 1Q19 issue of First Glance 12L notes decelerating growth in District jobs, home prices, and lending. Quarterly bank profits came under pressure in part because of seasonal effects on asset yields and shifts to costlier funding sources. This quarter’s Spotlight feature discusses the District’s potential economic exposure to rising tariffs.
Posted February 28, 2019
The 4Q18 issue of First Glance 12L notes continued strong bank performance. At the same time, District job growth slowed and sentiment regarding future loan demand, credit performance, and economic conditions weakened. Some housing markets and price tiers showed signs of softening. A new Spotlight feature discusses bank branching trends.