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How Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Your Bank?
Naomi Snyder, Editor at Bank Director
Most of the news coverage about the potential for rising interest rates has assumed rising rates will help banks. But will it help your bank? It turns out, that’s not an automatic yes. This article will help board members understand how interest rates impact a bank’s profitability, and offers questions that you should be asking your management team. Many of the biggest banks in the country, which are the subject of so much news and analyst coverage, are deliberately managed to be asset sensitive. That means that they benefit from a rising interest rate environment, because their “assets,” mainly loans,...
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Editor Naomi Snyder is in charge of the editorial coverage at Bank Director. She oversees the magazine and the editorial team’s efforts on the Bank Director website, newsletter and special projects. She has more than two decades of experience in business journalism and spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.