Magazine article Business Credit

Best of Nacm Blogs

Magazine article Business Credit

Best of Nacm Blogs

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In case you missed it, NACM offers a blog feed that keeps trade creditors updated on the latest news impacting the field, from economic indicators and sovereign credit rating changes to key bankruptcy cases and business-to-business payment trends. NACM's Secured Transaction Services (STS) offers its own blog tailored for the construction creditor with up-to-date lien and bond law, construction-specific news and domestic economic trends. Here are a few recent highlights from our blogs:

Expect Bank Deregulation to Take Place in Small Pieces of Legislation

As lawmakers begin to make moves on promised bank deregulation, Fitch Ratings is of the opinion this will more likely take the form of many small bills targeting specific segments of the financial sector instead of an overarching piece of legislation.

Broad and deep deregulation is generally viewed by Fitch Ratings' analysts as likely to have a negative impact from a bank credit risk perspective. If the Volcker Rule is repealed, for instance, its still unlikely that banks will return to full-scale proprietary trading, yet it may lead to negative ratings implications that depend on banks' responses. If the Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) is taken away, it could open up the banking sector to "... significant systemic risk in the event of a crisis, though resolution planning could be a mitigating factor to large bank failures," Fitch said.

China Sees Rise of Fintech E-Payment Tech Firms

The rise of electronic payments providers in China is facilitating more online consumption and "omnichannel retailing" and may serve as a source of competition to traditional retailers and banking operations going forward. …

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