Dec 4, 2022
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Mar 31, 2021
Financial institutions are awash in cash these days. How long will this situation last and what is a banker to do about it? We cover the economic indicators affecting liquidity, such as inflation and employment, and how to manage the effects of inflation with revenue protection.
Oct 4, 2021
The personal consumption expenditures price index rose more than 3.6% YoY, according to the US Commerce Department. With inflation here for now, community financial institutions should update their loan and liquidity stress tests to ensure they are ready for anything. Here are three steps to prepare your institution for the coming effects.
Sep 23, 2021
While waiting for lending activity to pick up, community financial institutions are still flush with cash and looking for ways to use it. Some have opted for securities, but there is another option available: syndicated commercial and industrial loans. This $1.5T market could provide opportunities for your institution’s liquidity right now. We explain how.
Feb 2, 2022
Recently, the OCC released its annual report on the federal banking system’s condition. Although the average capital levels were good and the federal banking system’s liquidity ratio was more than 3x the historical average, certain risks in the industry have increased. We give you some of the report highlights, including three important areas of focus for increased risk.
Jun 4, 2021
With 53 announced bank deals this year through April 2021, bank M&A has started off strong out of the gate. Will that trend continue? To help answer that question, we examine the current surge, the industry outlook, how deal value ratios are improving, and how liquidity management will affect merger valuations.
May 25, 2021
As the economy opens up more and more, community financial institutions will be looking for ways to use their liquidity and boost SMB lending. We give you a few ways to do that: leverage automated processes, continue to offer SBA loans, boost construction lending (in the right markets), and create new lending niches.
May 11, 2022
Bankers have long been waiting for interest rates to increase so that net interest margins would rise. Yet, there are other factors in play today, such as high inflation, labor shortages, and credit risk. We review the current rising rate landscape and provide approaches to manage through it successfully.
Jan 25, 2022
Community financial institutions have seen low interest rates for a long period of time. This caused net interest margins to be squeezed tightly, yet it allowed bankers to reduce their dependence on wholesale funding. Now, when interest rates are expected to rise, it is crucial to have strategies to balance increasing net interest income with rising funding costs.
Dec 29, 2021
While the BID takes a rest for the holidays, we revisit some of the year's most popular articles.
Sep 13, 2021
Financial institutions are flush with cash and looking for opportunities to turn it into long-term assets. With loan activity still mixed and PPP forgiveness leading to more cash, community financial institutions are looking for ways to manage their balance sheets. We give you two steps that you can take today.
Oct 13, 2022
Financial institutions are turning to interest rate swaps and other derivatives to hedge against rising interest rates and to offer customers greater flexibility when structuring loans. As customers try to fix borrowing costs amid rising interest rates, swaps are something your CFI might want to consider.
Sep 20, 2022
After two years of post-pandemic recovery in the CRE market, there are signs of a cooling off, driven by rising rates and fears of a recession. This leaves leading financial institutions with high CRE concentrations exposed and subject to greater scrutiny by regulators. We provide four strategies to manage CRE in this current market uncertainty.
Sep 14, 2022
Financial institutions enjoyed client deposit surges through the end of last year, but extreme rate hikes from the Fed may change that. As CFIs feel pressure to raise their rates on deposits to keep customers, it’s important to consider what other strategies CFIs can deploy to retain deposit levels and client relationships.
Aug 30, 2022
Economists predict that global stagflation could hit before the end of 2022. Now is the time for CFIs to determine what risks stagflation could create for their organizations and identify steps to minimize any negative impact. We offer three actions to consider as the potential of stagflation looms large.
Aug 17, 2022
The Federal Reserve just concluded its annual capital adequacy annual stress test with 33 participating banks. While regulators don’t require CFIs to run stress tests to assess their capital adequacy, the federal banking supervisory agencies indicate that they should have the capacity to analyze the potential impact of adverse outcomes, and particularly encourage this for CFIs with CRE portfolios. We provide four steps to help form the foundation of an effective capital planning process.
Aug 2, 2022
Banks should be benefiting from the interest rate increase, but bank stock prices aren’t following the trend. There are actually many other factors that impact bank stock prices that are keeping current share prices down. Here are the root causes of the current prices and what CFIs can do to turn the market in their favor as rates continue to rise.
Jul 13, 2022
The FDIC recently published its 2022 Risk Review. We summarize some of the report highlights relating to market, operational, and climate-related risks emerging within the banking industry, and discuss their potential impact on community financial institutions.
Jul 1, 2022
In the current low-rate environment, almost one in five community financial institutions plan to add new lines of business to boost earnings, alongside leveraging their existing business. Here we look at six potential revenue streams that CFIs may want to explore.
Jun 30, 2022
Demand for commercial lending is heating up. CFIs have an opportunity to expand into new markets, add talented lenders, launch new niches, and team up for bigger deals – all while maintaining stellar credit quality. We delve into the details.