Among this week's editors' picks: Higher funding costs at large U.S. banks loom, and Citi expects Mexico to be a major driver of growth through 2020.
CECL will create large capital hit, earnings volatility for US banks
S&P Global Market Intelligence sees a large capital hit coming from a new accounting provision known as the current expected credit loss model. Banks will likely respond to CECL by raising prices on loans and slowing their balance sheet expansion.
A decade after the housing crisis, Australia and Canada hope to avoid a repeat
Before the 2008 financial crisis, housing markets in U.S., Canada, Spain and Australia all appeared overvalued, but each country had very different experiences.
Higher funding costs loom as deposit betas jump at some large US banks
Funding costs could increase significantly in 2018 after deposit rates at some larger regional banks rose in 2017 at a pace not seen since the last tightening cycle, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence's 2018 U.S. Bank Market Report.
On Citi's radar in Mexico — NAFTA decision, election and now Amazon
In 2017, Citigroup Inc. executives estimated that a majority of its earnings growth through 2020 would come in the global consumer business, and credit card and other product sales in Mexico would be major drivers.
Tax breaks unlikely to change the equation as CUs, banks fight for talent
A parade of bank bonuses may have little effect on their fight for top talent with credit unions, mainly because the not-for-profit institutions already fight an uphill battle.