How to win business with sophisticated lending tools
- July 16, 2020
Head of Sales
Financial Institutions | Kennett Square, PA
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Challenged by having excess liquidity and fewer loan opportunities, financial institutions need to utilize all available tools to be competitive and determine how best to meet their customers’ needs while also managing their own rate risk in this historically low-rate environment.
The CEO of a community bank who actively uses a correspondent bank hedging program contacted Chatham and was looking to analyze pricing. They wanted better visibility into the economics of a $6.8M transaction the bank had recently executed.
A $2.8B community bank in the Midwest wanted to provide their commercial borrower with long-term fixed rate funding through a swap program with a correspondent bank. The correspondent bank denied their request due to a disagreement over loan-to-value proceeds.
Each year we publish a back-to-back swap benchmark report capturing the previous year’s activity that compares data across years, regions, and bank asset size. Given the unique circumstances of 2020, we are providing a midyear update. Request your copy to gain additional insight.