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All You Need to Know About Private Banking

Banking CIO Outlook | Thursday, March 10, 2022

 

Private banking provides investment advice and strives to handle each client's full financial situation. Clients often use private banking services to secure and maintain their assets.

Fremont, CA: The terms private banking and wealth management are interchangeable. Private banking and wealth management, on the other hand, provide slightly different financial services.

Wealth management is a broad term that refers to the process of optimizing a client's portfolio, taking into consideration their risk aversion or comfort level, and investing financial assets in accordance with their plans and objectives. Wealth management can be applied to any size portfolio, but it is aimed toward the wealthy, as the name implies.

Private banking, on the other hand, is a high-net-worth individual (HNWI) envelope solution in which a public or private financial institution employs staff people to provide individualized care and management of the client's finances.

Private Banking

Private banking refers to financial firms that offer high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) financial management services. Although a person with assets of less than $100,000 may be able to get these services in some cases, most private banks (or private bank divisions) establish a minimum of six figures. Private banking is usually exclusive, and it is reserved for clients with large sums of cash and other assets to put into accounts and invest.

Private banking provides investment advice and strives to handle each client's full financial situation. Clients often use private banking services to secure and maintain their assets. Employees who are assigned to clients give customized financing options. This personnel also assist clients in planning and saving for retirement, as well as structuring plans for transferring wealth to family members or other designated beneficiaries.

Pursuing Clients in Private Banking

Clients of private banking, particularly the ultra-rich, talk about the specialized and exclusive treatment they get with other wealthy people. These are possible new customers. Current clients frequently refer these new potential clients to private banking divisions. The divisions then send out invites to potential clients, and these invitations are frequently used to acquire their accounts.

Private banking divisions also acquire new clients as a result of their regular lending activities. Banks have access to tax returns and other personal records and can use this information to find new potential clients. Invitations are also extended to these individuals, and private banking divisions frequently gain new clients as a result of this.

When it comes to individuals who are sought and contacted to become potential clients, banks draw a line, and this line is drawn differently for each institution. The target market is the mass-affluent market, which includes people with investable assets of more than $250,000. 1 Some banks set a significantly higher hurdle, limiting their lending to only those with millions of dollars in investable assets.

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