MARCH 30, 2018
Following up on forward
By Hilary Collins, Specialist, Publications and Research, Financial Managers Society

Go to War with FMS forwardBy now, your copy of the March/April issue of FMS forward is likely well-worn, so here are a few follow-up readings for fresh insight into some of the hot topics we covered.

If you enjoyed The War on Deposits, our deep dive into the competition for deposits, check out this recent article from the Financial Times. It shows that even the biggest US banks are struggling as interest rates rise. Many of these big banks are no longer sure that their rock-bottom rates will retain retail depositors and they’re pumping money into digital banking arms that could offer more attractive rates.

If you enjoyed Spoiler Alert, an exploration of the importance of FTP, sign up for next week’s webinar, “How to Increase Profitability through FTP.” On Wednesday, April 4, you’ll get to hear straight from David Green, managing director of The Exequor Group, what FTP can do for your institution.

If you enjoyed Building a Dream Team, our look at how find and keep top talent in a hot job market, here’s a look at how the job market is likely to affect the mortgage market. In this interview with Michael Fratantoni, the chief economist for the Mortgage Bankers Association, he opines about interest rates and how strong he expects the housing market to be.