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February 11, 2016

Are Millennials Finding You Attractive ?

As time marches on, we find Millennials coming into their most financially productive years, and they need financial services. In 2010, Gen Y made up only 17% of vehicle sales. Five years later, that number has grown to 28% of sales, while Baby Boomers and Gen X have flatlined or fallen back (according to J.D. […]

February 4, 2016

Net Economic Value: 1 Tip on Effective Discount Rates

There are many tools that can be used to perform a model reasonableness check, or a model validation. Below we share a simple “sniff test” to help credit union CFOs and financial analysts assess one key assumption driving net economic value results, the effective discount rate applied to each loan category. Tip: Compare the effective discount […]

January 28, 2016

Interest Rate Risk Policy Limits: One Big Misconception

We often see interest rate risk policy limits that rely too much on net interest income (NII) volatility and miss the absolute bottom-line exposure. Such reliance can cause boards and managements to unintentionally take on more risk than they intended. Why? Because these types of policy limits ignore strategy levers below the margin. Establishing risk […]

January 21, 2016

Strategy and Risk Management – Is Leadership in Sync?

Understanding and prioritizing strategy has never been more complex, especially as new disruption continues within the industry. Beyond delivering valued products and services profitably to members while remaining safe and sound, decision-makers face new threats to remaining relevant as non-traditional competitors create inroads into financial services. With limited resources, success can depend on choosing the […]

January 14, 2016

Process Improvement Takes Strength

Excerpt from CUES Magazine – Published January 2016. The challenge with process improvement is that it is not for the faint of heart; it requires rebels who are willing to step up and tear processes to shreds, and rebuild them from the ground up. It is not human nature to constantly challenge the status quo. […]

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