Tag: Product Management

Why You Should Tidy Up Your Bank Products

Kondo-izing Your Bank

After a bestselling book and new Netflix special, Marie Kondo has tens of millions of people around the world organizing their homes and businesses. The key to the methodology is not minimalism but mindfulness. It is asking yourself - does this procession “spark joy”? If the answer is yes, you neatly put a trifold in it and put it in your drawer or closet in such a way that you can see it. If the answer is no, you thank the object for its years of service and then promptly donate or trash it. Banks should do the same thing.

 

5 Things Bankers Need To Know About Deposit Pricing For 2016

Deposit Pricing Trends

Last week we wrote about how some banks are already starting to raise rates and how banks are adding deposits due to lower energy prices creating more disposable income. In the past, we have also showed how today depositor, given the rate environment, is more fee / attribute sensitive, than rate sensitive. Because of the confluence of trends, community banks must make sure to get their deposit pricing right in order to optimize their positioning.

Why Do Banks Still Have A NOW Account?

Streamlining Deposit Accounts

There are a material amount of banks out there that still offer negotiable order of withdrawal (“NOW”) accounts. Our question is why? Why not also offer a Christmas Passbook Account while you are at it? The NOW account predates the Dodd-Frank Act and while there was little need to carry it before, there is now no cogent argument that can be made for carrying it present day.

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