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February 15, 2018

Opportunities within the Treasury Yield Curve

Much has been written about the U.S. Treasury yield curve recently – it’s narrowing, it’s widening.  It’s nearly impossible to predict.  While there will always be uncertainty regarding market interest rates, the current shape of the yield curve offers credit unions some opportunities to explore. Consider the decision to borrow funds.  Many credit unions are […]

February 9, 2018

The A/LM Implications of Tax Reform

While it could take years to quantify and understand the full impact of the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is not too early to start thinking through the potential A/LM implications.  There are several intriguing changes, embedded within hundreds of pages of legislation.  The focus here will be on a few key highlights, […]

October 25, 2017

Strategic Questions around Indirect Auto Lending and Member Growth

How does your credit union define success when it comes to growth?  For some credit unions it might be asset growth, growth in loans, or growth in membership.  If one of your credit union’s key strategic objectives is growing membership, having the business intelligence to understand where new members are coming from becomes important.  This […]

October 19, 2017

Concentration Risk Limits on Mortgage-related Assets and the Unintended Consequences

Not all mortgage-related assets are created equal.  Therefore, using a one-size-fits-all approach in establishing concentration risk limits can lead to missed opportunities or a false sense of security. Concentration risk policies are intended to reduce the impact a risk event could have on a credit union’s balance sheet, financial structure, and/or business model.  The NCUA […]

September 14, 2017

What-If Analysis In The Decision-Making Process – Test Your Hypothesis

Performing what-if analysis is an integral part of both the A/LM and budget processes. When used correctly, what-if analysis is a powerful way for decision-makers to understand the impact of items under consideration in real-time. The challenge is that often people dive right into modeling and results, producing a less than optimal process. Consider applying […]

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