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Starting a Swap Program
Interest Rate Swap Program Initiation, Development and More
B&F Capital Markets specializes in building interest rate swap programs. Regional and community banks are attracted to swap programs as they:
Enable the bank to provide long-term fixed rates
Generate substantial fee income
Make the bank more competitive with larger banks
Help the bank manage its asset/liability position
Swap programs help banks to win more loan business and generate significant fee income.
Building a swap program is a complex process. It involves a substantial investment of capital and people, with no guarantee that it will be done well or produce results. A successful product launch requires the support of both internal and external constituencies and establishment of appropriate regulatory, accounting, and operational policies and procedures.
B&F Capital Markets’ principals have successfully navigated this process with over 30 banks. Before the first swap is done, B&F Capital Markets works with its client banks to:
Develop standard documentation
Write policies and procedures to meet regulatory standards