The flow of funds into banks and credit unions over the past several months is occurring at an unprecedented rate. Causes for this dramatic inflow include the â€˜flight to qualityâ€™ occurring due to the stock market collapse, the temporary increase of FDIC insurance to $250,000, and the recent shift in consumer behavior away from spending and toward a renewed sense of saving. What is unique about this growth in deposits is that it is occurring when interest rates are at historic lows.download pdf
Rachel Stephens explains why the timing couldn’t be better to build core deposits, ensuring a stable and sufficient source of funds for lending activity.
Mobile banking is no longer just for Millennials and Gen Z. In fact, recent findings indicate that well over 50 percent of consumers under age 54 consider mobile deposit to be a “must have” or “nice to have” feature.
Study after study points to the difficulties Americans have in managing their money. We need help getting from point A to point B financially. The financial institution that turns its branches into centers of information, where advice and consultation are proffered to account holders, will be recognized as an entity that truly wants to help consumers. So, while less and less transactions occur at the branch, more and more advice and consultation can take place instead.