BRIDGEPORT, CT., September 14, 2020 – People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT) today announced the amount of loans in forbearance has significantly improved since the end of the second quarter. As of September 11, 2020, total deferrals were approximately $1.6 billion, compared to more than $7.1 billion at June 30, 2020. The current forbearance level is comprised of $1.4 billion of second deferrals and $249 million of loans still in the first deferral period.
“While we remain committed to supporting customers during these challenging economic times, we are pleased by the reduction in loans needing relief,” said Jack Barnes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As expected, the largest concentration of second deferrals is in the hospitality sector. However, we have confidence that the strength and experience of the hotel owner-operators in our portfolio should enable them to successfully navigate the pandemic-driven industry slowdown. Overall, the significant improvement in forbearance and sustained excellent credit quality further reflect our long-held, conservative underwriting approach and high quality, cycle-tested customer base.”
About People’s United Bank
People's United Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc., a diversified, community-focused financial services company headquartered in the Northeast with over $61 billion in assets. Founded in 1842, People’s United Bank offers commercial and retail banking through a network of over 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, as well as wealth management and insurance solutions. The company also provides specialized commercial services to customers nationwide.
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