Tag: ken altena

Billboard Lending

An out of home banker looks at 2024

Wishing everyone the happiest holidays and best New Year from Billboard Loans.  It has been almost 6 months since retiring from my 40+ year banking career, and I have to say working with billboard people is more fun.  I’ve become a billboard nerd like my partner, Dave Westburg.  I read about […]

Billboard Lending

The Bank Loan Market is tightening.

By Ken Altena, Billboard Loans LLC. I track the Federal Reserve Senior Loan Officer Survey on Bank Lending Practices to determine if credit is tight or loose.  Banks have been tightening their lending standards for small firms (revenue less than $50 million) for four consecutive quarters due to recession fears.  […]