Bonddad looks at a possible unintended positive consequence of the crash in consumer spending:
Banks are starting to attract customers the old fashioned way; they are luring people by paying them a meaningful rate on their deposits. Simply put, banks must return to standard, nuts and bolts banking. They need to increased their deposit base to make loans. And the way to do that is to acquire depositors. So while the retail news is bad in the short run, it looks as though an important and fundamental change may be starting. And that’s a good thing.