Dustin Allen
Apr 1, 2020

Preparing for a recession usually includes steps that banks take to maximize interest spread and fee income, offload expensive deposits, and prepare for loan losses that are on the horizon—all while maintaining relationships and liquidity. To provide guidance for those who have responsibility for deposits and deposit pricing in the current environment, I’ve interviewed a number of […]

When Corey Vandenberg worked in retail banking—for 17 years, in fact, before he set up shop as mortgage banker in Lafayette, Indiana—he was always stunned at all the paperwork customers had to furnish to show proof of income to buy a house.

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Not long ago, bankers tallied creditworthiness with a fat envelope full of papers they assessed over the course of weeks.

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In many ways, 2018 has started very much where we all left off in 2017.

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Thus far in 2017, interest rates haven’t risen as quickly or high as many industry prognosticators anticipated.

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Both major government-sponsored enterprises, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, are working to streamline the mortgage manufacturing to make securing and acquiring mortgages more efficient.

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When the peer-to-peer loan service LendingClub arrived 2007, many envisioned a major disruption to end the bank loan business as we knew it.

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The competition for market share in the banking industry is fierce.

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A customer walks into a bank to apply for a car loan and finds out they don’t qualify.

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John Leekley likes to vacation at a remote cabin in Upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains.

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