Signature Bank gives status updates on positive trends in loan deferral

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), a New York-based full-service commercial bank, today announced a status update on loan deferrals on its $ 45.5 billion portfolio. The bank sees positive trends in an increasing number of loan deferrals.

As of September 15, 2020, 69 percent of the first round of loan deferrals have returned to their regular payment status. Forbearance on principal and interest (P&I) fell significantly to $ 2.6 billion, or 5.8 percent of the bank’s total loan portfolio. In addition, a further two percent of the loan book currently consists of modified interest-only payments. The significant decrease is due to the bank’s ability to work closely with its customers on appropriate solutions.

“We are encouraged by the positive trends we are seeing across our loan portfolio as a number of loans have returned to their regular payment status. At the start of COVID-19, Signature Bank has been accommodating to our customers and quite liberal in terms of forbearance in our first round of procrastination given the unprecedented nature of the pandemic. The seasoned, cross-generational nature of our customer base, coupled with the resilience of metropolitan New York’s marketplace, has enabled them to weather the storm and resume their payments, “said Joseph J. DePaolo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Signature Bank.

“As a customer-oriented bank, we have always focused primarily on meeting the needs of our borrowers through very personal service and support. These extraordinary times are no exception to our commitment to our customers as we continue to support them in any way we can to help them succeed, ”concluded DePaolo.

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Signature Bank reported total credit changes from COVID-19 of $ 9.24 billion, or 20 percent, on its latest Form 10-Q as of July 31, 2020.

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Signature Bank, a member of the FDIC, is a New York-based, full-service commercial bank with 35 retail offices across the New York metropolitan area, including Connecticut, as well as in California and Charlotte, NC serving the needs of private companies, their owners and officers.

Signature Bank’s specialty finance subsidiary, Signature Financial, LLC, provides finance and equipment leasing. Signature Securities Group Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the bank, is a licensed broker-dealer, investment advisor and member of FINRA / SIPC, providing investment, brokerage, asset management and insurance products and services.

Signature Bank’s revolutionary blockchain-based digital payment platform, Signet ™, enables the bank’s business customers to securely make real-time payments in US dollars around the clock, 365 days a year, with no transaction fees. Signature Bank is the first FDIC-insured bank to introduce a blockchain-based digital payment platform, and Signet is the first such platform to be approved for use by the NYS Department of Financial Services.

Since commencing operations in May 2001, as of June 30, 2020, the bank is valued at $ 60.35 billion in assets, $ 45.49 billion in loans, $ 50.23 billion in deposits, $ 4.86 billion. $ 3.66 billion in equity and $ 3.66 billion in other assets under management has grown 1 and the risk-based capital ratios are above what is necessary to be considered adequately capitalized.

Signature Bank is one of the 40 largest banks in the US based on deposits (S&P Global Market Intelligence). The bank recently received several third-party recognitions including: published on Forbes’ best banks in America List for the 10th consecutive year in 2020; and as number one in the categories of Business Bank, Private Bank and Business Escrow Services from the New York Law Journal in the publication’s annual “Best of” survey for 2019 and was thus inducted into the Hall of Fame (awarded to companies that were placed in the “Best of” survey for at least three of the last four years in the last four years) . The bank also took second place nationally in the categories Business Bank, Private Banking Services and Business Escrow Service in both 2019 and 2019 2020 National Law Journals “Best of” survey.

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