ProfitStars introduces financial performance suite for 24/7 access to integrated profitability and loan pricing
Robust, enterprise-wide data empowers financial institutions to make more informed business decisions and develop effective pricing strategies
MONETT, MO (June 30, 2016) — Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its ProfitStars® division announced today the ProfitStars Financial Performance SuiteSM. Designed to provide an integrated set of financial tools, this solution enables banks and credit unions to gain a single, concise view of data to better understand consumers and build effective pricing strategies for new transactions.
Industry studies report that up to 70 percent of financial institutions do not feel confident about their pricing and profitability practices. ProfitStars’ Financial Performance Suite will give banks and credit unions a clearer picture of overall profitability and a way to consolidate their financial reporting into one system with a single download and single set of business rules to generate consistent results every time. The hosted solution offers comprehensive historical profitability and advanced pricing features with distinct simulation models for a variety of loan types. Financial institutions have immediate access to accurate, timely and meaningful profitability information to increase revenues and contain costs.
Oklahoma City-based First Fidelity Bank is an early adopter of the new ProfitStars Financial Performance Suite, though has a long history of using ProfitStars’ predecessor relationship profitability solutions. Scott McLaws, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the $1.4 billion-asset bank, said, “ProfitStars Financial Performance Suite offers more capabilities to help us understand our customer base and segment it by profit. Being able to better match each loan’s structure with customer profitability and smart loan pricing provides us stronger insights to targeted ROEs and rate approvals. We fully expect the solution to more accurately reflect loan pricing and profitability across our portfolio.”
Financial institutions that have used ProfitStars’ profitability and pricing solutions consistently have higher net interest margin (NIM) and return on equity (ROE) than their competition, with the NIMs achieving six to 10 basis points greater margin than industry averages. Through the ProfitStars Financial Performance Suite, they now have even greater control, discipline and consistency to the pricing process, ultimately powering the ability to maximize net interest income and better identify growth opportunities.
Hosted through Microsoft® Cloud, this new solution provides a thorough, accurate view of customer profitability alongside all loan and deposit pricing data. And since the platform runs in a secure, cloud-based environment, there is no hardware required; it allows access with either a PC or tablet. The platform integrates into any core and extracts data from sources such as the institution’s credit and merchant card, as well as applications for leases, mortgages, trusts, deposits and insurance. Those involved with decisioning can interact with the common platform to gain insights and determine the most effective course of action.
Russ Bernthal, president of ProfitStars, added, “Disparate profitability solutions produce inconsistency in pricing results and demand an excessive effort to gather complete data. The ProfitStars Financial Performance Suite eliminates conflicting information so that institutions do not have to price blindly. It has never been easier for banks and credit unions to have the information they need to compete and make better customer-related business decisions.”
About Jack Henry & Associates
Jack Henry (NASDAQ:JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions primarily for the financial services industry. We are an S&P 500 company that serves approximately 8,700 clients nationwide through three divisions: Jack Henry Banking® supports banks ranging from community banks to multi-billion-dollar institutions; Symitar® provides industry-leading solutions to credit unions of all sizes; and ProfitStars® offers highly specialized solutions to financial institutions of every asset size, as well as diverse corporate entities outside of the financial services industry. With a heritage that has been dedicated to openness, partnership, and user centricity for more than 40 years, we are well-positioned as a driving market force in future-ready digital solutions and payment processing services. We empower our clients and consumers with the human-centered, tech-forward, and insights-driven solutions that will get them where they want to go. Are you future ready? Additional information is available at www.jackhenry.com.
As a diverse, global division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® (JHA), ProfitStars® combines JHA’s solid technology background with the latest breakthroughs in six performance-boosting solution groups – Financial Performance, Imaging, JHA Payment Solutions, Information Security & Risk Management, Retail Delivery, and Online & Mobile. Explore the power of ProfitStars-enhanced performance at www.profitstars.com.