Banks' Commercial Real Estate Lending Under Fire From Regulators

  • Fed, OCC, FDIC to pay `special attention' to risks next year
  • Concerns come as underwriting standards have been lowered

U.S. banking regulators are ready to force changes to lending practices and establish tougher capital demands for firms that have dangerously lowered their standards in commercial real estate, the three main agencies said in a joint statement.

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