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June 24, 2016

Don’t Hit Cruise Control on Auto Loans

Auto sales, which have been at record levels and hit a peak of 17.8 million units last year according to CU Times, may be reaching a plateau. If your earnings are heavily reliant on sustained and significant production in auto loans, think strategically about the following: There are indications of changing behaviors affecting market demand.  […]

March 24, 2016

Grow or Die – A Strategic View of Growth

Grow or die. We hear this quite often. But what does it really mean? The game has changed. Credit unions are no longer just competing against other financial institutions. Non-traditional competitors are taking away non-interest income, especially sources such as interchange income. At the same time, non-traditional competitors, such as Lending Club and Sofi, are […]

March 10, 2016

A/LM Education and Anticipating What is Top of Mind

We are looking forward to hosting 3 days of asset/liability management (A/LM) education next week. Often our education classes will have a similar foundation of how to use A/LM to make decisions, how to identify what environmental factors to watch, and how to see potential problems that might be hiding in the modeling—to name a […]

February 18, 2016

OBSERVATIONS FROM ALM MODEL VALIDATIONS: DO DECAY RATES MATTER?

Yes. Decay rates do matter, but they are often not appropriately applied in the asset/liability management (ALM) process. Decay rates are essential for capturing the risk of evolving member behavior, namely deposit migration, as rates change. This blog will focus on using decay rates when simulating net economic value (NEV). Model validations typically reveal two […]

February 11, 2016

Are Millennials Finding You Attractive ?

As time marches on, we find Millennials coming into their most financially productive years, and they need financial services. In 2010, Gen Y made up only 17% of vehicle sales. Five years later, that number has grown to 28% of sales, while Baby Boomers and Gen X have flatlined or fallen back (according to J.D. […]

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