It was roughly this same time a year ago when the banking industry in the U.S. was going through a series of serious events. Within the space of a few weeks during March through May last year, three of the five largest bank failures in U.S. history occurred. At the outset, a wider banking crisis was feared, but the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, and the FDIC acted forcefully, in effect backstopping all deposits, and the three bank failures did not lead to a systemic event. But while the immediate crisis was averted, many of the underlying problems – interest rate pressure, stress in the commercial real estate sector – continue, and now, a year later, the banking industry remains under stress. Problems have continued to emerge, and signs are that challenges in the industry will continue.Continue Reading Thinking About Banks One Year After Last Year’s Crisis Events