Funds Transfer Pricing - Simple Can Work
Traditional banking methodologies like Funds Transfer Pricing (FTP) measure the performance of each funding source toward an institution’s overall profitability. For example, individual account interest rates are compared to an institution’s overall data—loan/lease rates to cost of funds, and deposit rates to yield. In this simple methodology, loans/leases are evaluated as a single use of funds, and deposits are evaluated as a single source of funds. Each pool is assessed relative to one another on an account-by-account basis. No external market rates are used, and the overall cost of funds and yield are calculated directly from the institution’s General Ledger.
This straight-forward method gives a financial institution the data it needs to grow its Balance Sheet, as where the break-even point will consistently be for each product is known.
There are more complicated methods to determine a path toward business growth. But they can sometimes be, well, unnecessarily complicated. Because traditional approaches like FTP work well for most institutions, the ideal solution would provide ways for management to easily assess profitability yet also extend their data analysis through more advanced features.
Yes, simple can work. But it works even better when powered by tools like Baker Hill NextGen Business Intelligence, which has the flexibility and agility to do both simple and complex margin allocation.
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3:30 PM
by Baker Hill