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August 14, 2015

What Are Some Things to Consider as Part of the Budget Process?

We help a lot of institutions with the creation of their budgets and long-term forecasts. There are many questions that often arise as part of that process. The most common question is, what rate environment should I plan on? There is no easy answer to this question; the reality is that whichever environment gets incorporated […]

November 21, 2014

If Your Loans are Growing Faster…

If you are planning for your loans to grow faster than your deposits, helpful blogs to review include: Selling Investments for Liquidity Liquidity Risk: Loan-to-Share Ratios Are Moving Up Liquidity: Positioning Your Credit Union for Long-Term Solutions

October 9, 2014

How is Your Modeling Positioned to Capture NCUA’s “Chief Concern”?

In the most recent NCUA Economic Update, John Worth (Chief Economist, NCUA) outlined NCUA’s chief concern regarding the impact of a changing rate environment, given an interpretation of recent Federal Reserve comments and data analysis. See below for a key quote from the video: “If the increase in short rates is larger than the increase […]

September 18, 2014

Forecasting Considerations

Many credit unions have started their budget and, similar to prior years, stress testing key assumptions should be an important part of the budget process. Last year, we emphasized the importance of testing out different rates of loan growth. While that continues to be an important stress test to perform, provision for loan loss (PLL) […]

August 8, 2014

Testing the Budget’s Interest Rate Risk

Budgeting season is around the corner. Credit unions will spend valuable time and resources over the next few months developing budgets that achieve ROA and net worth goals. As the budgeting process moves forward and nears completion, decision-makers should ask: What happens to our interest rate risk if the budget comes true? Budgeting helps credit […]

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