The Mid Atlantic Banking Group, a subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG, is a growing player in financial services.
The firm, founded in 2014, has $2.3 billion in assets, according to the most recent available data.
The group has about 1,300 employees and operates in the Mid Atlantic, the Mid-Atlantic Coast and North Carolina.
Its products include a prepaid credit card, mortgage, credit card processing, and payday loans.
Mid Atlantic has a “good reputation for quality and service” in the region, said Dan Aiello, its chief executive.
But, he added, the company’s revenue has been “slightly less than it should be.”
That includes “substantially lower revenue from our consumer banking business,” according to a company release.
Credit Suise also said that revenue fell in the first quarter.
“In addition, we believe we may have had difficulty with our consumer finance business,” the statement said.
In an interview, Credit Suse said that while the company had “many issues” with its business, it did not have a negative impact on the firm’s financials.
“We did not receive a substantial amount of adverse press,” the bank said.
CreditSuse also cited the “significant impact” that the recent global economic slowdown had on its finances.
“As a result, we are focused on delivering on our core businesses, which are our credit card business, consumer banking and payday loan businesses,” the company said.
While it is difficult to pinpoint exactly why some Mid Atlantic bankers are having problems, a number of factors could be contributing to the slowdown, including low interest rates, rising interest rates for consumers, and rising costs associated with mortgages, according the firm.
And while some MidAtlantic bankers have made more than their share of mistakes, the problem is only getting worse, said David Miller, senior vice president for financial services at Wells Fargo Securities LLC, which has more than $2 billion in customers in the state.
Miller said that although he has no doubt that there is more to the MidAtlantic Banking Group’s troubles than just a bad financial decision, “they need to be held accountable for their actions and make the necessary changes.”
Still, he said, the group is growing and its revenue is “increasing at a faster rate than the rest of the banking industry.”
In the coming weeks, Mid Atlantic is expected to issue new quarterly financial results, and it will report earnings in the fourth quarter.
Miller noted that in some quarters, MidAtlantic’s financial results are so weak that they have been adjusted upward, so that it makes up for the shortfall in the revenue.
“It’s a very challenging time for the banking sector in this region, but we are not the largest or the most profitable,” Miller said.
He added that the group has “a long way to go to become a leader in the industry.”
The firm said that the financials for the three quarters ended in April are “still expected to be very competitive.”
A credit rating agency that tracks the financial sector also has the Midatlantic Group on its watch list, noting that the lender is not “as stable as other MidAtlantic banks.”
“The credit rating of Mid Atlantic Bank is ‘BBB,'” the agency said in a statement.
“The company’s financial condition, as reported, has not improved since the end of the second quarter of 2014.”
The credit rating was downgraded in February.
Credit ratings from Moody’s Analytics, which tracks the banks in the United States, Australia and Japan, also have the Mid American Financial Group on their watch list.
“Credit Suisse does not have credit rating authority and has no control over the credit rating,” said Alex Kallman, a spokesman for the credit ratings agency.
“But the company is committed to improving its business and the quality of its products and services, and has recently started a new credit facility.”
A spokeswoman for Mid Atlantic declined to comment for this story.
Still, it’s a big issue that needs to be addressed, said Andrew Schulz, a partner at law firm Ropes & Gray LLP.
“There is a systemic problem,” Schulz said.
“This is a case of the credit agencies, they’re the gatekeepers for who can get credit.
They know what the risks are.”
The Federal Reserve said in January that its banks have enough liquidity to service the $2 trillion credit boom, but that some banks have not made enough loans to keep up with demand.
And in April, the Federal Reserve raised its interest rate target for banks by 10 basis points to 0.25 percentage points from 0.20%.
Credit Suce said in April that it had reduced the size of its loan portfolio by nearly half to $2,400 million.
A spokesman for Credit Suze, which is based in New York, said in an email that the company “continues to work to improve its financial position and liquidity” and that the changes have helped reduce its debt