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Solutions for Generating Income Despite Regulatory Headwinds: Part 2 of 3

Regulatory changes and economic factors have taken a toll on financial institutions’ income statements. Non-interest income is suffering from the significant revenue impact of Regulation E on overdraft income and the looming effect of the Durbin Amendment on interchange income. According to an October 2010 webinar report from the Independent Community Bankers of America, more than 80 percent of financial institutions expect Regulation E to impact their overdraft revenue by 5 to 20 percent.In addition, interest income has decreased during the past three years due to the recent recession and its lingering effects. Financial institutions have been faced with reduced market demand for loans, which has made it difficult to grow their margins, as well as lower federal funds rates.