Risk & Growth: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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In a recent article in the Financial Brand, Dr. Wendy Smith, the Dana J. Johnson Professor of Business, faculty director and co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the University of Delaware advised banking leaders to steer between competing priorities...

Why Now is a Perfect Time for a Credit Department Tune-Up

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As bankers are keeping an eye on CRE lending challenges affecting both supply and demand for capital, demand from borrowers is well off the robust pace of lending that many banks saw in 2022. The good news is that...

Building Relationships, Not Risk: How Banks Can Navigate an Uncertain CRE Market

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More than four years have passed since the start of the pandemic and the CRE market is still riddled with uncertainties. Despite the cloudy outlook for CRE lending, there are undoubtedly opportunities for the banks that can balance both risk...

Lending Policies & Processes that Mitigate Risk in Any Economy

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Managing risk is a core component of banking, but the financial landscape today and over the last few years has been especially fraught with risks. Between ongoing competition for deposits, a struggling CRE space as office vacancies surge, and an...

Celebrating 40 Years of Dreaming

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Recently, Baker Hill took our clients to "a whole new world" with our annual client conference, Prosper. We even celebrated our 40th anniversary as a company during the event! It was more than an opportunity to discuss interest rates or...

Avoiding the Most Common Pitfalls in Battle for Deposits

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The deposit environment has changed drastically in the last couple of years. During the Covid-19 pandemic, interest rates were at zero for an extended period, while the government injected cash into the economy through stimulus payments and PPP loans. The...
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