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A data mining application to deposit pricing: Main determinants and prediction models

Batmaz, İnci
Danışoğlu, Seza
Yazici, Ceyda
Kartal-Koc, Elcin
This study provides unique empirical evidence regarding the determinants of deposit pricing by employing data mining methods and making use of proprietary data provided by a commercial bank. Results highlight the importance of taking into account customer- and account-specific characteristics in the determination of deposit rates. Contrary to existing evidence obtained from macro-level bank data, the customer- level data used in this study suggest that depositors with a multi-faceted and long-term relationship with the same bank seem to benefit from higher deposit rates as a reward for being a core depositor. The location of the customer is also shown to have a limited effect on the deposit rates. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.