Our take on the latest trending events:

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Puerto Rico is becoming an attractive area for investment if you're in-the-know about the island, the local laws, and the economy. Is now a good time to set your investment sights on Puerto Rico?
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Issues are creeping up in the lending sphere when it comes to credit quality, which makes now a good time for banks and lenders to review and adjust their loan portfolios.
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In the event that another recession takes place, some banks and lenders are retreating from loans in certain sectors, including commercial real estate, to hedge against risk. All banks should take a closer look at their loan portfolios to adjust them for possible risks.
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With economic uncertainty still lurking and the impact of the recent slash in interest rates, banks need to be more carefully assessing their portfolios. Thinking long-term about growth and asset management is prudent.
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Niche lending can help banks, credit unions and other lenders diversify their products and income streams. But without proper precautions and measures put in place, they may also find adjusting their portfolios problematic.
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Valley National Bank recently announced plans to acquire Oritani Financial, which will not only help boost its assets and presence in its home state of New Jersey and other nearby states, but will also help strengthen its loan portfolio. And it's time that other banks follow suit.
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The FASB's CECL standards may be delayed in implementation for certain banks, but that doesn't mean they should delay in making any necessary changes to be prepared for the new accounting standards.
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Ally Financial is selling one portfolio and adding another product to strengthen its loan portfolio, and other banks should follow suit.
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