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Quick Look: Banking & Securities Blog Library

Welcome to the banking & securities Quick Look Blog library. Here, you'll find a consolidated view of banking & securities related articles from the Deloitte Center for Financial Services Quick Look Blog. Join Jim Eckenrode, executive director, and Val Srinivas, banking & securities research leader, as they discuss issues facing the banking & securities industry today. 

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Recent posts

Interest rate risk: Lessons from the past raise concerns for the future
Posted by Ryan Zagone, Lead Market Insights Analyst, Banking & Securities, Deloitte Services LP, on April 2, 2014
The United States is likely heading for a period of rising interest rates, and without appropriate attention, some banks may be positioned for a margin pinch, unrealized losses may mount, and interest-sensitive revenue may be jeopardized.

Financial services emerge from winter: Was it an ice storm or an ice age?
Posted by Jim Eckenrode, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, Deloitte Services LP, on February 19, 2014
After reflecting on our most recent industry outlooks, it seems the various sectors within financial services seem to be headed in polar opposite directions. What we are looking at now is a bifurcated industry, with some firms looking to expand and diversify, while others are streamlining and simplifying.

The "Internet of Things" and the financial services industry
Posted by Val Srinivas, Banking & Securities research leader, Deloitte Services LP, on January 22, 2014
The "Internet of Things" is a growing phenomenon that is changing the way we do business. How should the financial services industry respond? What does the "Internet of Things" mean for how we communicate and interact with customers?

Sunrise, sunset: Getting a jump on planning for 2014
Posted by Jim Eckenrode, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, Deloitte Services LP, on December 17, 2013

The launch of Deloitte's financial services 2014 outlooks has already begun and will be completed after the first of the year. This blog post provides a sneak peak across the sector outlooks.

Cybersecurity: Not your father's vault
Posted by Jim Eckenrode, executive director, Deloitte Center for Financial Services, Deloitte Services LP, on December 10, 2013
Perhaps even more than the increased frequency of attacks on financial institutions, is the emergence of new threat actors, that is driving the need for many financial institutions to reevaluate their cybersecurity programs.

Proposed liquidity rule for banks: Likely impact on liquidity management, profitability and compliance
Posted by Val Srinivas, Banking & Securities research leader, Deloitte Services LP, on November 19, 2013
What may be the likely consequences on banks' liquidity management strategies and compliance programs resulting from the proposed Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR)?

The geography of innovation: Does it matter?
Posted by Jim Eckenrode, executive director, Deloitte Center for Financial Services, Deloitte Services LP, on November 4, 2013
Innovation. Some may view it as yet another over-hyped buzzword. Others view it as the key to survival in an ever more expanding and dynamic environment. Lately it appears much more of the latter than the former, financial services executives have a real interest in innovation, and in particular, how to make it happen.

Repos in the post-regulated world: What can we expect?
Posted by Val Srinivas, Banking & Securities research leader, Deloitte Services LP, on October 8, 2013
In the years following the economic turmoil of 2008, regulators began looking to bolster industry practices with increased regulation. All these changes, if implemented, have the potential to reshape the repo market and likely have consequences for short-term funding and the broader financial system.

Post recession: Have we come to the fork in the road – how to choose which one we take?
Posted by Jim Eckenrode, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, Deloitte Services LP, on September 24, 2013
Have we reached an inflection point as the U.S. economy recovers from the 2008 recession? As the economy and industry recovers, are we entering the "new normal"?

What lessons in pricing might banks learn from the airline industry?
Posted by Val Srinivas, Banking & Securities research leader, Deloitte Services LP, on August 20, 2013
Unbundling strategies have been the norm for the airline industry for years. How may the financial services industry leverage these pricing strategies to positively impact the bottom line while ensuring customer satisfaction?

Bridging the gap between left and right-brained thinking in financial services
Posted by Jim Eckenrode, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, Deloitte Services LP, on August 13, 2013

How might the financial services industry stay a step ahead by mixing analytical with creative thinking?

Benefits vs. features: How you display products may make a difference
Posted by Val Srinivas, Banking & Securities research leader, Deloitte Services LP, on July 2, 2013
When consumers are faced with a choice among products organized by benefits, they select the cheaper items. Yet, when products are shown according to their features, consumers don't necessarily gravitate towards the less-expensive options. This blog post discusses how benefit vs. feature display may have an impact for financial products.

The spear versus the shield: Which will lead the industry?
Posted by Jim Eckenrode, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, Deloitte Services LP, on June 25, 2013
The Chinese word for paradox, maodun, literally means "spear-shield." In financial services, the spear can be viewed as innovation and the shield as regulation. This blog post discusses how technology may enable the two to work together.

Wait and see or wait and miss out? How next-gen mobility may shake the industry to its core
Posted by Jim Eckenrode, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, Deloitte Services LP, on June 18, 2013
Financial services leaders that take the "wait and see" approach may miss out on the next big thing.

How will lenders adjust to tight housing supply and higher rates?
Posted by Val Srinivas, Banking & Securities research leader, on June 18, 2013
Things are looking up for housing. But how will lenders adapt to the new market conditions?

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