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Home Equity Holdings Down at Banks


Federally insured banks saw a slight year-over-year increase in their home-equity assets during the second quarter of 2023. The non-current rate on those holdings is far lower at community banks.

The 4,645 institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported  more than $269.1 billion in home-equity assets, representing an 0.9% increase from a year ago, according to the latest FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile.

The 4,198 community banks saw their home-equity assets grow 5.5% year-over-year from $42 billion in the second quarter of 2022 to more than $44.4 billion in 2023. 

Bank delinquency on home-equity loans was 0.48% for all institutions. Community banks had a non-current rate of 0.42% compared to 0.39% the prior quarter. 

Banks’ combined net income was $70.8 billion, reflecting a decrease of 11.3% from the first quarter and an increase of roughly 10% year-over-year. 

Aggregate bank employment was 2.114 million people, growing slightly from 2.1 million a year ago.

Robert Davis, Reporter, HELN

Robert Davis is a freelance housing market reporter for Home Equity Lending News. Over the past decade, his work has been featured in publications that include Business Insider. Robert obtained a Master of Science degree in Journalism from New York University.