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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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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 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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Brad M. Bolton: Putting the “community” in community banking

Independent Banker

People want to be a part of something bigger than themselves, and community banks provide that opportunity. Community banking is about serving the greater good. As community continuators, we are part of something bigger than ourselves. Photo by Chris Williams.

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The Difference Between a Community Bank and a Big Bank

Jeff For Banks

I recently spoke to a community group, and subsequently a community bank all-staff meeting regarding the definition of a community bank. The FDIC has defined community banks in their December 2020 Community Banking Report that either exclude or include the following criteria: Seems complicated.

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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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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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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.