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February 1, 2018

Now is the Time to Strategize on Investments

After the Great Recession, credit union loan-to-share ratios declined steeply and didn’t begin their long, slow recovery until 2013.  It has taken 4 more years to approach pre-crisis levels.  Now, credit unions are beginning to face very different questions than they have since the financial crisis. Even if your credit union isn’t feeling a liquidity […]

December 19, 2017

Is The Yield Curve Flattening?

Going back to the end of 2015, the Federal Reserve has lifted the Fed Funds rate up from its zero lower bound to target a range of 1.25% to 1.50%, with additional tightening anticipated in 2018. Often, when places model risk, it is assumed that when short-term rates move, long-term rates will move parallel.  Thus, […]

November 9, 2017

Optimize Your Budget Business Intelligence

Given all of the time and rigor that typically go into the annual budget process, it makes sense to consider how that process might be improved and generate greater business intelligence for decision-makers.  Beyond creating a base budget, following these 6 steps can help take the budgeting process to the next level and provide leaders […]

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 […]

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