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July 8, 2011

Recapitalize?

We are interested to find out what credit unions are planning to do in regards to recapitalizing their corporate credit union. Click here to take a 1-question survey and let us know!

June 24, 2011

The Rise In Checking Account Fees (Something To Consider)

Considering the rise in financial institutions charging fees for checking accounts in anticipation of interchange regulation, do you expect consumers to consolidate accounts?  How might that affect your credit union?

June 16, 2011

A/LM Exam Focus

With the regulatory landscape evolving so rapidly, we’re interested in hearing what the top 3 focal points of your most recent A/LM exams have been. Click here to take a brief, 1-question survey addressing this question: Thanks in advance for your time!

June 10, 2011

Concentration Limits

When setting concentration limits, one path credit unions have gone down is to set limits as a percent of portfolio (loans or investments).  Consider the following example when setting a limit like that. Credit Union A and Credit Union B are both $500M in assets and have 8% net worth.  Credit Union A has a […]

June 3, 2011

NEV And Net Worth Are Not The Same

Reminder: While net economic value (NEV) and net worth represent two completely different concepts, they are often used incorrectly as interchangeable terms.  Even NCUA sometimes adds to the confusion.  In the April 2011 NCUA Report¹, an article on rising interest rate risk gives an example of a credit union with $5.5M in long-term, fixed-rate mortgages […]

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