Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announces the release of this months edition of Bank Talk: The After-Show, by Ethan Heisler, founder and editor-in-chief of The Bank Treasury Newsletter and Senior Director for KBRA.
This months edition is titled, Bank Accounting Matters! Ethan leads Van on a deep dive into the capital and strategic implications of new lease accounting rules that will go into effect in Q119. The change in lease accounting will require banks to capitalize the operating leases for their branches, and the added capital requirements could in turn lead to a surge in supply of commercial real estate from banks looking to optimize their capital by shrinking branches.
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Ethan Heisler, CFA, Senior Director