Now is the time for community banks to reconsider offering a three and six month certificate of deposit (“CD”) account.
Tag: Deposit Structure
If the Federal Reserve does make a change in their target Fed Funds and Reserve rate on Thursday it will have many banks scrambling to take another look at their rates on deposits and their own asset-liability positions as it pertains to how fast their loans will reset (given floors, fixed rates, etc.). Unfortunately, few banks will stop to look at their fee structure on their deposit accounts. Considering that deposit fees can compose 70% of a bank’s fee income, this could be a mistake, especially because fee income streams are also interest rate sensitive.