In recent years there has been increased emphasis on improving customer experience on mobile and online channels. Branch initiatives have focused on cost cutting: closures/consolidations, forcing customer migration to digital, reducing headcount. Our consumer research has repeatedly shown that this is a false approach.
In 2008 we saw many banks that heretofore appeared to be investor darlings, implode in a tsunami of defaults and skyrocketing LLPs that wiped out profitability. Why? Deposit weakness. Our analytics proved that banks that scored low on our Deposit Strength Index (DSI) were more likely to fail in the previous cycle.
Bank customers often complain about their service experience. Bankers try to improve their customers’ experience, but success is elusive. For the few banks that achieve service excellence, there is a treasure at the end of the rainbow: higher shareholder value. Can we quantitatively prove this?
As we discuss with clients their priorities for next year engagements, many ask for quick win ideas to deploy remaining rolling year budgets against. These are six of the most popular ideas for “Q4 specials” we have been sharing, such as Monitoring Face-to-Face Customer Interactions and Developing a Cross-Sell Strategy.
Boards of Directors, senior executives, and shareholders correctly obsess about profitability. But ROA, ROE, and related profitability metrics tend to disappear from performance reports as we move down the organization. Rarely does one see true profitability, let alone ROA or ROE, reported at the branch, RM, or even Business Unit levels. Why is this a problem?
Many often talk about the need for analytics in banking. Recent trends are on deposit pricing and there is an increased focus on operational risk. But which are the six core/foundation “must have” building blocks on which management can build strategies and tactics to increase shareholder value: ROE and revenue growth? .