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May 9, 2018

Are Investments Now Yielding More Than Indirect Autos?

For many credit unions, taking a serious look at indirect auto profitability is long overdue.  Two years ago it was easier to make the argument that indirect autos were a better financial alternative than a like-term investment.  Now, the issue is more complicated as investment yields have increased far more than auto yields in the […]

April 26, 2018

Is ARM Refinancing Set to Increase?

Last week we posted a blog on the evolving mortgage landscape, focusing on changing consumer behaviors and expectations.  This blog addresses a more specific aspect of mortgage lending, the likelihood that due to increases in mortgage rates, financial institutions will see an increase in existing adjustable rate mortgages (ARM) that refinance, as well as an […]

April 4, 2018

Keep Your Economic Engine Running

Credit unions have been laser focused on fine-tuning their main economic engine – lending – and many have been very successful. Loan demand is strong and liquidity is tightening. After years of attention to the engine, it’s time to put that same level of focus on the fuel. Without affordable sources of funding, that big, […]

March 21, 2018

Time To Tune Up Modeling In Down Rate Environments

Over the past year or so, both ends of the yield curve have risen. With an increasing focus on data integrity in A/LM modeling, performing quality control and reasonability checks on modeled outputs has never been more important. One particular area of focus, given the increases in short-term rates over the last 12 months, is […]

March 14, 2018

New Napkin Math Video Series

Imagine brainstorming various ideas with your team.  You want to see the financial impact fast!  We created our Napkin Math Video Series to help keep the conversation moving.  The primary purpose of the videos is to show simple math that people can do on a napkin to understand ballpark financial performance. There are five videos […]

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