Problem

Unsecured property loans

Other Names:
Bad property loans
Inadequately secured commercial property loans
Incidence:
Competitive pressure on banks during the 1980s, especially in the USA, forced them to increase their investment in higher risk loans on commercial property resulting in a building glut and a corresponding increase in bad loans.
Claim:
Loans on commercial property are emerging in the 1990s as the equivalent to the Third World debt problem of the 1980s.
Broader Problems:
Inappropriate loans
Aggravates:
Bank failure
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET