Managing interest rate and liquidity risk on savings and current accounts is a hot topic for banks in 2021. Risk, ALM, and treasury managers have to navigate changing regulatory requirements, changing withdrawal behavior and deposit pricing strategies due to COVID-19, and decreasing market rates.
The low interest rate environment has faced banks with structural changes in customer behavior and converging products such as savings and current accounts. ING, one of Europe’s largest players in the savings market and a long-term client of Zanders, has positioned itself as one of the frontrunners in this environment. We sat down with Tom Tschirner (head of market risk at ING Germany) and Maarten Hummel (financial risk officer at ING Group) to gather their view on modeling and balance sheet management after these structural shifts.