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April 26, 2011

Proposed Interest Rate Risk Regulation

Newly proposed regulations would require federally insured credit unions to not only have an effective interest rate risk management program, but also a written policy addressing interest rate risk management.  The NCUA has taken this step due to concerns about the level of interest rate risk being taken by many institutions, as material concentrations in […]

January 28, 2011

Threats To Interchange—More Than Just An Income Issue

The financial services industry is still holding its breath awaiting the repercussions of the Durbin Amendment reforming debit interchange.  The initial threat for which many are preparing is a material reduction in non-interest income.  Although the amendment exempts financial institutions with less than $10 billion in assets, opponents argue that merchants will (of course) coerce […]

December 17, 2010

Outlook for 2011

As we wrap up 2010, c. myers is interested in the outlook of credit union management teams as they prepare for 2011.   Please take a moment to follow the link below and answer a brief 4-question poll.  Your answers are anonymous and will not be made public.  Thank you for your participation—happy holidays! http://www.cmyers.com/survey/index.php?sid=52415

December 3, 2010

Corporate Shuffle: Questions To Ask When Searching For Alternative Providers

Many credit unions rely on the corporate credit union system for mission-critical functions; however, changes in the corporate system are imminent. Alternative providers could possibly include other corporates, newly formed CUSOs, the Federal Reserve, large banks and publicly held companies.  It is important to objectively evaluate each on their real merits. Following are just a […]

November 18, 2010

Person-to-Person Payments and the Rise of PayPal

It’s no secret that advanced cell phone technologies have begun penetrating our everyday lives.  Consider that in the third quarter of 2010 alone, 81.1 million Android handsets were sold and 13.5 million iPhones were sold according to International Data Corporation (IDC).  Moreover, according to FierceMarkets, U.S. cell phone penetration reached 101% at the end of […]

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