CFO Corner

December 18, 2015
With rates on the rise, how good is your offense? premium
With the announcement by the Federal Reserve and their first of what is anticipated to be several interest rate increases, how are we to position our balance sheet to be defensive as we enter this next rate cycle? The saying goes, “The best defense is a good offense.”
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Jeremy Foster
October 16, 2015
Is interchange regulation the Godzilla of engagement? Hidden opportunities in a Post-Durbin world premium
The Durbin Amendment is wreaking some seriously major havoc on megabank interchange revenue right now. Threats, especially asymmetric ones like Durbin, can create opportunity for those who know how to look for them instead of reacting from a place of fear.
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Jeremy Foster
June 2, 2015
A survival guide to minimizing interest rate risk premium
CEOs and CFOs are shifting focus from credit risk to interest rate risk – with good reason. Though viewpoints differ as to when this period of historically low rates will end, its inevitable end will put funding cost pressure on financial institutions. Averaging the forecasts of Federal Open Market Committee members suggests federal funds rates could […]
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Jeremy Foster
January 23, 2015
Do you have financial foresight? premium
A view of the near future from 60 financial services fortune tellers. Resolve to remain relevant: Find out what financial services experts predict for the year in The Financial Brand’s Top 10 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions guide. BancVue’s own Jeremy Foster, CFO, is quoted in #8. This list is always a hit with Financial […]
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Jeremy Foster
Increasing revenue without dinging your consumers premium
A recent Credit Union Times article reminds us that, for better or worse, the primary products and services that financial institutions (both banks and credit unions) offer are commodities. In a way, that makes the business of attracting new consumers the business of providing value adds. The trick is providing value adds that go both ways: benefitting the consumer while driving revenue. It’s not as tricky as it sounds.
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Jeremy Foster