A bank within a bank: how a commercial bank's treasury function affects the interest rates set for loans and deposits

Quarterly Bulletin 2015 Q2 article
Published on 18 June 2015

By Fabrizio Cadamagnani of the Banking and Insurance Analysis Division, Rashmi Harimohan of the Bank’s Monetary Assessment and Strategy Division and Kumar Tangri of the Risk Infrastructure, Liquidity and Capital Division.

Banks determine the interest rates on loans and deposits through an internal pricing approach that seeks to take account of the relevant costs and risks of their business. This article focuses on ‘funds transfer pricing’ (FTP), a key component of banks’ internal pricing methodologies. It discusses issues in some banks’ FTP practices, the impacts of economic and regulatory developments on FTP, and some potential implications for monetary and financial stability.

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