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 […]

Make no mistake: Competition for small businesses is heating up among big banks, credit unions, alternative lenders and every institution in between.

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Across all industries, the hot question is this: How do businesses attract and retain millennials—the largest generation in American history by a landslide? Nowhere does this question resonate so much as in financial services.

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OK, for most of us this sounds crazy: Cash management is a commodity.

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“Is it worth it weighed against the potential penalties?” a senior banker recently asked.

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Enlisting the real-life equivalent of C-3PO, with his true-to-human behavior and unfailingly polite banter, may still be some years away for the world’s banks.

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The impact of new players, digital technologies, changing regulations and the power of advanced analytics will define future winners and losers in the banking industry next year and beyond, according to more than 100 industry leaders who shared their thoughts for the 2017 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions report.

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The core banking system is the underlying system of record for credits and debits that maintains transactions, histories and balances.

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Why would a lender want to offer different prices to different pricing segments? One reason is that different pricing segments have different associated variable costs—and the most important cost difference among segments is risk.

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In the eight years since the financial crisis, the roller coaster changes within retail banking have driven large banks to more aggressively cross-sell existing customers on products and services outside of traditional loans and deposits.

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