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An uncertain market can create unexpected situations, especially in a non-core business. Relieving stress on internal resources dedicated to those non-strategic businesses can reduce volatility and financial cost.
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Banks looking for means to offset losses from regulated interchange fees also should explore debt sales as part of their profit and compliance program. Garnet Capital Advisors can explain how debt sales work, and help your financial institution run a compliant and efficient sales process.
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There is naturally a lot of concern and focus on debtors during an economically turbulent time. One must also ask what creditors intend to do about their own portfolios when things start to get a little shaky. The increased concerns about the economy have meant that many debtors have pulled back on their credit card usage, and most are paying down their current balances. It turns out that this is a unique reaction to an economic shock.
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Credit unions find themselves in a unique position these days. They are experiencing record or near-record amounts of deposits from customers. This seems like wonderful news until you hear that they are also experiencing decreasing profits at the same time. How is this even possible? There are a number of reasons for a loss, including declining loan production, decreasing membership, and an aging of existing membership. This is why it's the time for credit unions to form strategic partnerships with companies that can help them regain their footing in the loan and membership acquisition business. 
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Created in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008-2009, the CFPB was tasked with protecting the American consumer from perceived excess fees being charged in financial transactions. As interesting as that mission is, the average person is blissfully unaware of what the CFPB does, or that it even exists. It is an agency that often flies under the radar for most, but it is important to understand that the agency is making moves at this time that will broaden its overall powers. 
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The reality is that as more banks merge together, there are fewer overall banks, and thus each new bank lost is a greater percentage of the total. Overall, the percentage of the total number of banks that are lost each year continues to be fairly consistent. That number is around 4% of the total, and that means that the large banks are continuing to swallow up any of the remaining community banks that they can find. Thus, it is best to still consider ourselves to be in a period of banking sector consolidation. 
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Uncertainty about the future of office leasing in the wake of the pandemic appears to be stabilizing, with investors showing optimism that office space needs will again increase despite continued setbacks with each new variant.
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a much-anticipated report in which they revealed a new regulation known as Reg F that directly relates to the collection of consumer debt. Banks, credit card companies, and debt collectors of all stripes have been pushing for the CFPB to release specific regulations regarding when and how often debt collectors may contact those who owe them money, and they got what they wished for.
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