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Student Loan Repayment Challenges

In March 2020, the student loan forgiveness program was initiated, providing relief to many borrowers. However, in October 2023, loan payments resumed, presenting new financial challenges. While the temporary pause was beneficial, it left numerous individuals still grappling with the task of managing their additional financial obligations. Borrowers now confront the daunting prospect of resuming […]

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Transformative Trends: A Glimpse into the Future of Insurance Post-InsureTech Connect

Nearly two decades ago (has it already been that long?), I successfully transitioned my career which was steeped in financial services to a sole focus on the insurance industry. Throughout this period, my experiences within the insurance sector have spanned finance, strategy, operations, and consulting services. I firmly believe that this industry serves a noble […]

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Retail Deposits: Analyzing Deposit Stickiness in the Current Interest Rate Environment

In our previous article, “Transaction Accounts: Analyzing Deposit Stickiness in the Current Interest Rate Environment,” Perficient’s Financial Services Risk Management and Regulatory Capabilities Center of Excellence (CoE) explored the sharp decline in transaction account balances over an 18-month period. Now, we will delve into the stability of retail deposits from the same bank over the […]

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Transaction Accounts: Analyzing Deposit Stickiness in the Current Interest Rate Environment

Retail banks respond to the Federal Reserve’s short-term interest rate adjustments with corresponding changes in lending and deposit rates. However, in the current rising interest rate environment in the United States since 2022, loan rates have adapted more rapidly than deposit rates. Sir Isaac Newtown’s first law of motion, which states that an object in […]

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5 Major Advances in the Future of Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) Industry

Intelligent automation and generative AI can unlock tremendous value for financial services leaders who want to optimize experiences and reduce costs. Perficient was honored to participate in the inaugural Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) event hosted by Kofax. With more than 50 financial services and insurance professionals in attendance, this event showcased the industry’s […]

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FDIC’s New Banker Engagement Site (BES): Improving CRA & Compliance Exam Communication

This month, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) launches it new Banker Engagement Site (BES) through FDICconnect. Already reviewed by Perficient, BES provides a secure and efficient portal to exchange documents, information, and communications for consumer compliance and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examinations. Specifically, BES provides a financial institution’s authorized users the ability to communicate […]

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U.S. Regulators to Bank Boards: “Debt is Good”

Just before Labor Day, the federal banking regulators – The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Fed), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – labored to issue a proposed rule for comment that would require require certain financial institutions to issue and maintain […]

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Lessons Learned From the Fourth United States Bank Failure of 2023

Background On Friday, July 28, Heartland Tri-State Bank of Elkhart became the fourth U.S. bank to fail this year. A rather small bank, as of the end of its first quarter, the bank reported $139 million in total assets and $130 million in total deposits in its FDIC Call Report. Heartland Tri-State began operations in […]

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An Introduction: Generative AI Use Cases for the Financial Services Industry

What is Generative AI? Generative Artificial Intelligence, or generative AI, is a categorical or descriptive term ascribed to algorithms using machine learning to create or “generate” new content. Generative AI ingests data and understands guidelines incredibly well. Therefore, businesses across industries are optimistic about the many ways it can help save them money and create […]

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Revamping Data Integration for CRA Compliance: A Necessity in the New Normal

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a federal law in the US that promotes the interest of financial service firms to serve their communities’ credit needs, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Federal banking agencies use the bank’s contribution metrics as a parameter when they apply for mergers, acquisitions, and new branch openings. CRA remains essential […]


Joint Guidance Provided to Banks to Manage Risks Associated With Third-Party Relationships

It’s not you. It’s the guidance. Perficient provides risk management to more than 500 financial services organizations, many of whom have multiple bank regulators. Often an organization will have a state-charted non-member bank, which has the FDIC as its primary federal regulator. The same organization will typically have a national bank charter, and the OCC […]

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Controlling the Narrative: How Financial Services Institutions Can Stay Ahead of Reputational Risk

The trust placed in financial services organizations by clients, investors, and stakeholders is not only a reflection of reliability but also a significant driver of business success. But, as one of the most regulated and notoriously untrusted industries, the financial services industry is among the most vulnerable to being impacted by negative digital media, driving […]

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