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November 15, 2012

Test Your Budget As Part Of Your A/LM Process

Wouldn’t it be nice to know if that “light at the end of the tunnel” is actually a fully loaded freight train coming straight at you?  Back in August, we wrote a blog with some tips on budgeting heading into 2013:  Budgeting Tips For 2013.  One of the points suggested evaluating the budget from an […]

August 30, 2012

Budgeting Tips For 2013

As the 2013 budgeting season gets into full swing, things have not changed much for most credit unions.  The industry is still facing the challenges of weak loan demand, robust deposit growth and declining asset yields.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you put together your budget: Make it as realistic […]

August 16, 2012

Budgeting For Loan Growth

In this uncertain economy, many credit unions are seeing loan growth come in below budget.  Others are experiencing loan growth that meets their budgets; however, they are still below budget on loan interest income.  Why?  Interest rates have fallen since their budgets were created and competition for loans has resulted in the credit union getting […]

July 27, 2012

Strategic Plans And Quantifying Risk

In the recently issued Interest Rate Risk Questionnaire, the NCUA devoted an entire section to evaluating if decision-making is informed by interest rate risk measurement systems.  The guidance specifically references interest rate risk “what-if” testing in conjunction with strategic plans and operational decisions—and that “what-if” analysis outcomes should be documented within the strategic plan to […]

October 14, 2011

Setting Board Expectations

Setting board expectations has always been key.  However, it is increasingly important as many credit unions are seeing their ROA jump—largely due to falling provision ratios.  Over the last two years, the industry average PLL has declined from its peak of just over 1% in 2009 to about 0.50% as of the first quarter in […]

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