Fitch Ratings: Small U.S. Banks Most Exposed to Commercial Real Estate Losses

Fitch Ratings, Chicago, said the U.S. commercial real estate market will likely see deteriorating credit metrics once stimulus measures wind down and forbearance programs expire, with smaller CRE-concentrated banks more susceptible to elevated losses, which are expected to peak below levels seen in the past.

Life Insurers Brace for Higher Commercial Mortgage Losses

Fitch Ratings, New York, said life insurance companies could see higher losses on commercial mortgage loans than they saw during the Great Recession. The pessimistic forecast reflects both the severity …