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Curinos Review Spring 2024

Retail banking fees are again under scrutiny. Our research shows that overdraft and non-sufficient funds fee revenue will continue their steady downward trend, as will credit card late fees and interchange fees. Taken together, this will make profitably serving the mass market even more of a challenge this year, particularly for community banks and credit unions.
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March 18, 2024

Curinos Review Winter 2024

Welcome to the Winter 2024 issue of the Curinos Review. The Year of Deposits. That’s how Curinos views 2024 – how to get them and how to keep them at a cost that preserves net interest margin and profitability.
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January 10, 2024

Curinos Perspective: Taking Stock Of The Rate Cycle And Its Implications

As expected, the FOMC held the Fed Funds rate unchanged at a target range of 5.25% to 5.5%. Current market expectations are that we’re at the peak rate for this cycle and that modest cuts will come through 2024.
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December 13, 2023

Curinos Perspective: Fed Holds Rates Steady Again, Home-Lending Pressures Continue

As expected, the FOMC has held the Federal Funds rate flat in a target range of 5.25% to 5.50%. But even as the Fed continues its pause, rates for home lending and deposits are likely to remain elevated. That’s because key inflation and macroeconomic indicators take time to play out, and a continuing tidal wave of low-interest renewing CDs will intensify the competition for rate shoppers.
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November 1, 2023

Curinos Review Fall 2023

Welcome to the Fall 2023 issue of the Curinos Review. No one needs to be reminded that profits at many traditional banks are under intense pressure. But while unfavorable lending performance drove many past downturns, the current challenges are emanating from the liability side of the balance sheet.
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September 21, 2023

Curinos Perspective: The Risk Of “Magical Thinking” In A Fed Funds Plateau

We see complacency among many bankers who feel that a Fed plateau will ease pressures on deposit betas. Prior cycles show that betas keep climbing even after the Fed Funds rate peaks, and significant back books in both commercial and consumer are yet to reprice.
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September 20, 2023

UK’s Consumer Duty Goes Live As FIs Reaffirm Integrity Of User Needs

The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s latest effort to ensure financial services providers are offering consumers the appropriate tools and services has just gone life.
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September 7, 2023

Are Your Propensity Models Compromised By Outlier Leakage?

Many banks have come to realize that relying on code-heavy basic propensity models and signal targeting will generate single engagements while misdirecting and mistiming the marketing message.
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September 7, 2023

Curinos Perspective: Fed Hikes Again, Banks Dig In For Higher For Longer

After a brief, one-meeting pause in June, the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the Federal Funds rate by .25% to a target range of 5.25% to 5.5%.
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July 26, 2023

Curinos Review Summer 2023

Welcome to the Summer 2023 issue of the Curinos Review. The liquidity crisis may have abated somewhat, but with net interest margins continuing to compress and loan volume and risk appetite both subdued, the attention now turns to profitability.
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June 28, 2023

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