The national Citizens Business Conditions Index posted a second consecutive quarter of gains as optimism fueled by COVID-19 vaccine announcements and increased election certainty began to outweigh concerns about spiking pandemic cases.
As the COVID-19 pandemic ramps back up through the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, a tentative ‘new normal’ has set in for borrowers and lenders alike. Juanita Schwartzkopf explains how asset-based lenders should adjust their evaluation processes for working capital in this environment.
Workout activity has reached a fever pitch in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeffrey A. Wurst provides important tips, recommendations and considerations for secured lenders looking to execute successful workouts with a growing population of distressed borrowers in the current marketplace.
The effect of COVID-19 on the asset-based lending market became apparent in the second quarter as the industry’s most recent data reflect a 24.1% decline in total bank loans and 29.4% drop quarter over quarter in non-bank lending, according to the Secured Finance Network.
The Moody’s Analytics baseline economic forecast reports that real global GDP will fall by 4.5% this year as a result of COVID-19 and the economy will not return to full-employment until mid-decade.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the economy to a grinding halt, but the LIBOR transition timeline has not been affected. Colleen Hsia and Zaman Toleafoa of FTI Consulting explain how companies must use effective communication and other strategies to make sure they are still preparing adequately.
Scott Bernstein of SB360 Capital Partners reflects on the post-COVID-19 pandemic new normal for store closing and strategic sale events.
The Federal Reserve Board will report information on a monthly basis for the liquidity and lending facilities using Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.
Ben Nortman and Ian Fredericks of ReStore Capital examine the financial burden that consumer-mandated transformation and the current crisis are imposing on both retailers and their suppliers. They further explain how innovative financial solutions can be leveraged to help ensure successful outcomes in stressed and distressed environments.
Wells Fargo reported Q1/20 net income of $653 million, down 88.9% from net income of $2.9 billion in Q1/19. Revenue of $17.7 billion was down 18% from $21.6 billion year over year.