Considering the bank you currently use, create performance
criteria and then rate your bank against the criteria you developed. Make a
suggestion for one area of improvement based on your evaluation.
Speculate how commercial banks will perform overall
throughout the next three years as the economy rebounds. Then, determine the
economic consequences for this performance. Provide examples or evidence to
support your answer.
Determine the risks that are unique to thrift operations
compared to commercial banks. Describe how the thrift should manage each
From the e-Activity, generate an opinion about the overall
health of thrifts compared to how banks performed during the savings and loan
crisis of the 1980s, and determine what lessons can be learned. (Research the Internet
for examples on how thrifts are performing in the recent economic downturn. Be
prepared to discuss.)