Grow your reciprocal deposits.
Grow your reciprocal deposits.
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Reciprocal deposits have historically been a cost-effective way for banks to build a stable balance sheet and acquire more funds to lend. IntraFi Network’s reciprocal solutions enjoy broad usage by bank customers who place billions of dollars through the services each week.
Most reciprocal deposits are core deposits.
Most reciprocal deposits are treated as core, nonbrokered deposits up to the lesser of $5 billion or 20% of liabilities for a well-capitalized bank. Since they tend to be lower-cost deposits that come in large increments (six, seven, eight, or even nine figures at a time) from local customers, reciprocal deposits are an attractive, option for banks looking to grow franchise value.
Reciprocal deposits compare favorably to alternatives.
Reciprocal deposits tend to be more stable than other choices, including collateralized deposits, listing service deposits, and wholesale funding purchases. Reciprocal deposits can also help banks increase profitability (and lead to enhanced ROA and ROE) by offering greater balance sheet flexibility, reducing collateralization and tracking costs, and spreading customer acquisition and maintenance costs over a larger deposit base.
What bank leaders say.
In stark contrast to listing service deposits, reciprocal deposits help a bank build franchise value. Quite simply, reciprocal deposits tend to be large, lower-cost, in-market deposits and, as such, offer greater potential for opportunity and efficiency. For this reason, many banks are replacing at least a portion of their listing service deposits with reciprocal deposits.
Reciprocal deposits are popular because they tend to be associated with multi-million-dollar depositors, enabling banks to attract deposits in large chunks with lower acquisition and maintenance costs as costs tend to be spread over much larger deposit amounts. Moreover, they tend to come from local customers at rates that are more in line with local pricing norms. They also tend to come from customers who are more likely to be interested in a broader, more long-term relationship that may include mortgages, credit cards, and other profit-generating services.
We signed up for [Intra Network Deposits] for three key reasons. First and foremost, it fills a need of our customers by providing them with flexible funds that are eligible for FDIC insurance. Second, it lets us keep those funds on our balance sheet, which gives us the dollars to lend into our communities. Finally, we have been long-time users of other [aspects of the product]. We and our customers have come to trust the quality and professionalism of [IntraFi].
 Includes wholesale funding sources, such as FHLB advances, traditional brokered CDs, and correspondent banks. Does not include wholesale funds purchased through a deposit network.
 A bank receives reciprocal deposits in return for deposits that it places, most of which are locally sourced.
 Noncollateralized deposits reduce collateral tracking and free up bank capital for more productive uses.
 In times of high liquidity, a bank using reciprocal deposits can easily switch to the IntraFi Network Deposits One WaySM option to take deposit amounts off balance sheet while earning fee income.