Hiring Lenders in Today’s Environment

  • December 15, 2008

Hiring and retaining qualified commercial lenders remains one of the biggest challenges for many community banks. In the past, large commercial banks served as the “farm system” for training and developing new lenders, and community banks were often able to recruit well-trained lenders from them. But with fewer big banks now providing this kind of training, there are fewer qualified lenders - who possess both sales/relationship and technical credit and underwriting skills - for community banks to choose from.