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Lending Briefing: Big banks’ Q2 results and rising commercial loan volumes

  • Rising interest rates are a challenge for most financial market participants, but banks benefitted from this as lenders, helping to boost their Q2 bottom line.
  • Commercial loans grew by double-digits compared to last year, the strongest loan growth since the onset of the pandemic.
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Lending Briefing: Big banks’ Q2 results and rising commercial loan volumes

Net interest income boosts revenues in a tough quarter for US banks

It’s the second quarter earnings season, and the numbers are in at most of the top banks in the US. While most banks missed consensus estimates as they grappled with a challenging macro environment, their bottom line was rescued by a boost in net interest income. 

While rising interest rates are a challenge for most financial market participants, banks benefit from this as lenders, allowing for a wider spread between the rate they pay for deposits and the rate they charge for their loans. 

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