How community banks can compete as the financial services landscape grows more complex.
Lagging behind credit unions and alternative lenders, community banks need to get back into consumer lending by focusing on technology, front line sales and partnerships.
Findings from a game theory exercise show that in a competitive-rising-rate environment, we tend to price deposits about 13% above the normal average of the competitive set.
Banks need to start considering reducing fees and making up the lost revenue by raising minimum deposit balances.
Behavioral theory suggests that deposit rates start rising prior to an anticipated increase in the Fed funds rate because of our tendency to try to outdo the competition.
High-yield, rewards-based checking accounts can help financial institutions weather a rise in interest rates.
As the economy improves and consumers regain financial strength, now is the time for banks to reintroduce credit cards to their payments portfolio.
Loan pricing apps can help raise deposits by enlisting customers in the cause.