I believe rate matching is the most destructive force in community banking today. Because of it, community banks are underpaid for the value you deliver. I believe you should be paid more.
Today, I’m going to show you how to stop your prospects from asking you to match a rate to “win the business” and start getting paid more within the next two weeks.
You’re going to love this IF you’re the kind of person…
- Who has team members at your door saying, “we can do this deal if we match the rate” (and you know that’s no good).
And hear your customers say, “I Don’t Want To Work With Any Bank But You.”
If you don’t care about premium pricing, you can stop listening right now.
This is for bank executives who want to figure out how to command premium pricing despite the too-common assumption that banking is a commodity. Therefore, they cannot command premium pricing—or, at best, maybe 25 basis points more on the loan side.
Here’s The Problem
Any bank that can only command 25 basis points of premium pricing will probably not have its name on the front door five years from now.
If your top 100 customers do account for 50 to 140 percent of your profits, like they do for most every bank with under $2 billion in assets, you have to ask yourself: Do you really know how to identify your next top 100 potential customers?
If you don’t care about premium pricing, you can stop listening right now. This is for bank executives who want to figure out how to command premium pricing despite the too-common assumption that banking is a commodity. Therefore, they cannot command premium pricing—or, at best, maybe 25 basis points more on the loan side.
Terry Slattery, the Legend of IBM, the person who brought in more business for IBM than anyone has before or since, has been a dear friend and partner of mine for almost two decades now, helping our banks figure out how to grow their revenue streams.
Terry recently said he has never seen a harder sales environment in his career across every industry.
For the last 18 months I’ve been “eavesdropping” on conversations at community banking conferences and what I’ve heard is shocking…
Bankers are being lied to…
And some are believing these “false truths”…
The history books are filled with common—accepted—beliefs…truths…
That aren’t true…
‘The world is flat…”
“The Earth is the center of the universe…”
“Bigfoot is real…”
“Premium rates only come on high-risk deals…”
In today’s video, I’ll reveal the three ‘lies of banking’ debunk each one,
I’ve been eavesdropping in on conversations at banking conventions for the last 18 months, and I have to tell you…I’m a little shocked.
Because again and again, I’ve heard very smart bankers repeat three…lies to one another. Now, I don’t think they’re “liars.” I’m sure they’re not. But I do think that they’ve lost their grip on the truth. So, today, right here, I’m going to debunk many of these so that you can inoculate yourself from them before you, too, are infected by these things that will cause you not to have great profitability.