Dodd-Frank debate continues among New Orleans bankers


It has been five years since the Dodd-Frank Act has been put in place and the discussion of this legislation’s effect on small banks has continued since.  New Orleans City Business recently asked Kyle Waters, Loan Evaluations co-owner, to weigh in on the state of community banks. Are community banks too small to survive the effects Read More

Bankers Advise Reading Fine Print on Alternative Loans


Loan Evaluations co-owner, Kyle Waters, talked to New Orleans City Business about the pros and cons of alternative loans from “shadow banks”. New or small businesses turn to alternative lending for fast, no-hassle sources of funding, but bankers are urging them to read the fine print first.   The trend toward alternative sources of bank Read More

Banks Mix Convenience With Choice to Keep Customers


Modern banking is changing thanks to technology. In a recent article by New Orleans City Business, Loan Evaluations co-owner Kyle Waters discusses how this impacts banks’ efforts to keep customers engaged. Some customers like only face-to-face interaction with their bank, while others never want to step foot into one if they can help it. Many Read More

Reverse Mortgage Advertising Prompts Warning


Loan Evaluations owner, Kyle Waters recently discussed reverse mortgages and how they are advertised with New Orleans City Business. When it comes to reverse mortgages, two very different sides are often presented: the dangers and benefits of the product. A reverse mortgage is a loan accessible to homeowners who are 62 years or older that Read More

Louisiana Sees Fewer Community Banks


Kyle Waters, Loan Evaluations co-owner, was quoted in New Orleans City Business in an article reporting the trend of declining community banks in the state. Scroll down for excerpts from the article, or subscribe to City Business for the entire post. As the state continues to follow a national trend of community banks declining in number, Read More

Former Bank Execs Anticipate M&A Surge


New Orleans City Business covered Loan Evaluation Services, and the need for portfolio evaluation services in the current banking climate. Scroll down for excerpts from the article, or subscribe to City Business for the entire post. A team of former New Orleans-area financial executives has come together to create a new business that targets the Read More

Analysts Say Banking Industry Ripe For Consolidation


Loan Evaluations co-owner Kyle Waters was recently interviewed by The New Orleans Advocate  for an article about the state of banking in Louisiana. Veteran New Orleans banker Kyle Waters is among those looking closely at the prospects.A former top executive with Hibernia National Bank, which merged into Capital One Corp. in 2005, and OmniBank, which Read More

Loan Evaluation Services, L.L.C., Launched to Provide Portfolio Due Diligence, Independent Review for Banks


NEW ORLEANS – Kyle Waters and Andy Bower, two career banking and financial executives, today announced the formation of Loan Evaluation Services, LLC which provides loan portfolio due diligence and independent loan portfolio review for community and regional banks considering or pursuing the acquisition of another bank, as well as those banks wanting a fresh look Read More