This week's editors' picks include a feature on community banks' efforts to drive deposits, and an analysis of a sharp drop in long-term interest rates, which could potentially lead to an inverted yield curve.
Some US regions get hit harder as community banks pay up for deposits
Community bank customers across the U.S. are pushing for higher rates on their deposits. Mid-Atlantic and Midwest institutions could feel the most pressure as deposit costs rise faster than loan yields.
Credit unions, community banks chasing deposits as cost of funds rises
Competition for deposits amid rising short-term interest rates is leading to more advertising spending and a higher cost of funds for some community banks and credit unions.
Southern banks make their mobile app updates count
Mobile app upgrades that add some highly sought-after features are in the works for some of the Southern banks featured in the S&P Global Market Intelligence 2018 US Mobile Banking Market Report.
Stock exchanges hope to lure record-setting unicorn IPOs in '19
The Intercontinental Exchange Inc.-owned New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Inc. are ramping up their efforts to persuade some of Silicon Valley's biggest unicorns to enter the public markets.
Drop in bond yields reignites inverted curve fears ahead of expected rate hike
U.S. long-term interest rates saw a sharp drop in recent weeks, reigniting fears of a potential yield curve inversion and whether that would signal the approach of a recession.