How US Banks Are Managing Through the COVID-19 Pandemic


The economic disruption caused by the Coronavirus has put U.S. bank balance sheets under the microscope. Unprecedented government stimulus, actions by the Federal Reserve and forbearance provided by banks have softened the economic blow thus far but will not prevent all stress. S&P Global Market Intelligence Principal Analyst Nathan Stovall will discuss the impact of government stimulus, including the Paycheck Protection Program, on the banking industry as it faces higher credit costs and what institutions are doing to mitigate the fallout. The presentation will also cover how the pandemic has increased digital adoption and encouraged some banks to rethink their branching strategies.

Who Should Attend: All C-Suite Executives, Digital Professionals, Strategy Professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the impact of government stimulus, including the Paycheck Protection Program, on the banking industry
  • Uncover how the pandemic has increased digital adoption
  • Discuss how banks have re-thought their branching strategies during the pandemic


Nathan Stovall
Principal Analyst
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Nathan’s primary responsibilities include covering and analyzing financial institutions, with a focus on the banking industry. Nathan regularly writes about emerging balance sheet trends, trends in bank accounting, regulation, interest rate risk, capital actions and M&A activity in banking. He is the author of a monthly column focused on banking in the South and the banking blog, StreetTalk. His in-depth analysis of the banking industry, including a focus on smaller institutions, can be found on SNL’s Research & Analysis feature, which includes historical and forward-looking performance figures. During his tenure, he has regularly covered and participated on the conference circuit, moderating panels and webinars focused on major issues facing banks. He has spoken as industry events as well, offering updates on bank fundamentals, market conditions and forecasts for what lies ahead. He is a graduate from Washington & Lee University, where he majored in business journalism.

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Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: Knowledge of the Full Credit Bill Rule

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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