Lending, lending, and lending. That imperative dominated the goals listed by respondents to Callahan & Associates’ annual Executive Outlook Survey.
Fifty-four of the 129 respondents to the open-ended question, “What are your department’s biggest goals for 2016?” mentioned loan growth in one form or another in their replies.
No. 2? A more efficient operation.
But what else did they say? Well, a lot, actually. Check out the word cloud below; it gives greater prominence to the words and phrases that appeared more frequently in executives’ answers.