The concept of silos of functions has been facilitated by the implementation of legacy IT systems that were designed solely to meet the demands of a particular department. While that might have seemed like a sound banking practice as recently as even decade or two ago, the financial landscape has changed dramatically since the financial crisis in 2008.
Indeed, it was silos of functions that exacerbated an already shaky financial profile for many financial institutions, according to Forbes, and that may have contributed to the downfall of some of the largest banks in the country.
As a result of the collapse of the financial institution, the federal government instituted requirements — which are contained within the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) — that banks must meet in regards to their ability to access core data, as well as assembling consumer, retail and commercial data from differing systems into a central data warehouse. Within this warehouse, financial institutions must also prepare reports that meet regulatory reporting requirements, as well as financial and customer demands.
Silos of functions tend to have an isolating effect in which one department of the financial institution is not aware of which is happening within another. While this approach might seem logical on the surface — each department specializes in those functions it knows best — the reality is that specialization should not come in isolation.
For today’s community banks to thrive and remain solvent, a method of accountability for each department — and the effects of its performance on the financial institution as a whole — must be implemented as soon as possible.
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