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Community Bank Performance – 2Q Lessons

South State Correspondent

Therefore, the quarterly profile and Chairman Martin Gurenberg’s commentary on the industry are skewed by the performance of larger banks. In this article, we analyze the underlying data for community banks and focus on the Chairman’s view of the future of bank performance.

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Derivatives Usage By Community Banks

South State Correspondent

Of the largest 250 banks, 90% are using interest rate swaps, and because these largest 250 banks hold 83% of all loans, interest rate hedging tools are widely used in approximately 75% of the loan marketplace. This is why the current inverted yield curve makes loan hedging especially attractive to community banks.

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Predicting Community Bank Cost of Funds

South State Correspondent

Community bank cost of funds is jumping up. As shown in the graph below, the net interest margin (NIM) for community banks declined 22bps in Q1’23. The question is – what will happen to community bank’s cost of funds from here? Increase product engagement and duration.

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Community Bank Hedging Options

South State Correspondent

Over the last 15 years, an ever greater percentage of community banks have embraced some form of interest rate hedging. Approximately 1,000 banks in the country use some form of hedging products to manage risk, generate fee income, or provide product offerings demanded by their customers. Loan-level Vs. Balance Sheet Hedging.

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Quick Guide to Digital Lending for Regional & Community Banks

How are some regional banks outperforming their bigger rivals? Digital lending technologies are helping banks make the transition faster so they can compete more effectively. It’s an opportunity that other small and regional banks can learn from, and this guide is the playbook for how to do it.

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Community Bank Hedging Options

South State Correspondent

Over the last 15 years, an ever greater percentage of community banks have embraced some form of interest rate hedging. Approximately 1,000 banks in the country use some form of hedging products to manage risk, generate fee income, or provide product offerings demanded by their customers. Loan-level Vs. Balance Sheet Hedging.

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Scottsdale Community Bank: Making microloans

Independent Banker

Inspired by the entrepreneurship of lemonade stands, Scottsdale Community Bank created a microloan program. Photo by Brandon Sullivan De novo Scottsdale Community Bank set out to provide microloans to small and mid-size businesses, family organizations and nonprofits—a project that was inspired by the humble lemonade stand.

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How to Evaluate Business Lending Software for Your Bank

This eBook explains the features of a Business Lending Platform that community banks should make their top priorities when evaluating any business lending software. What should you look for in a Business Lending Platform?

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The Threat That Could End Community Banking & What To Do About It

Small and midsized banks are at tremendous risk. Community banks are at risk of losing their core business to the companies innovating in the paytech and lendtech spaces. On the surface, things are going well for community and regional banks and credit unions.

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How to Attract Multiple Generations to Open New Accounts and Apply for Loans

Understanding these attitudes and using them to inform marketing messages enables community banks, regional banks and credit unions to better serve their customers. The experiences of every generation are characterized by their behaviors involving finances.

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Level Setting and Peering Around the Corner— Tips for Success in Your Organization

Speaker: Steve Andrews, President & CEO of the Western Bankers Association 

This exclusive webinar will go over the insider information your bank needs for level setting and peering around the corner. Steve will provide actionable insights, best practices, and real-world examples of the changing landscape of community banking. The Cares Act from a banker's perspective. Loan modifications.