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September 14, 2012

The Time To Comment Is NOW—Use Ours If Needed

Credit unions have a little more than a week left to submit comments for a Proposed Standards Update regarding liquidity risk and interest rate risk (click here to see our comments).   So far about 15 comments have been posted, but it is important for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to know how this […]

August 9, 2012

NCUA Beefs Up Insurance Requirements with New Emergency Liquidity Rule

Approved at NCUA’s July 24th board meeting, the proposed rule on maintaining access to emergency liquidity will require credit unions to create/maintain various levels of liquidity planning based on asset sizes. Under $10 million in assets:  Maintain a written policy approved by the board with a list of contingent liquidity sources. $10 million or more […]

May 24, 2012

Excerpt: The New IRR Rule – Be Prepared

The National Credit Union Administration recently issued its final rule requiring “federally insured credit unions to develop and adopt a written policy on interest rate risk management and a program to effectively implement that policy, as part of their asset liability management responsibilities.  The interest rate risk policy and implementation program will be among the […]

May 3, 2012

The CFPB Starts Flexing Its Muscles

The CFPB is coming online and has begun proposing rules and examining financial institutions.  While questions still abound on the bureau’s stance and operations, credit unions should consider the potential impact of new regulations.  For example, most credit unions weathered overdraft protection regulations fairly well by getting members to opt-in.  However, the CFPB is currently […]

March 16, 2012

What Is Your Alternative To OTS For Prepayment Information?

With the OTS having been merged into the OCC, credit unions are looking for alternative sources for loan prepayment information to use when quantifying interest rate risk (IRR).  Unfortunately, there are a limited number of publicly available sources for this information.  The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) is one publicly available source that […]

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