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May 10, 2017

Process and Profitability – Living Deliberate Process Improvement

Strategic-minded and forward-thinking financial leaders respect the fact that they are in a street fight for relevance. Decision-makers are scrambling to remain relevant to their target markets which continue to expect fresher, faster experiences. Living deliberate process improvement is a greatly underutilized weapon that can be quickly activated to your advantage, resulting in a more […]

May 4, 2017

Strategic Thinking: Not Just Another Payment Competitor

A little more than 10 years ago, Apple® announced the creation of the first iPhone®. The ability to move seamlessly between phone calls, music, and browsing the web, all from a handheld portable device using our fingertips was a revolutionary concept at the time, and has forever changed the way consumers interact both at a […]

January 18, 2017

Pay Attention to Liquidity

As we conclude our budget and forecasting work with many credit unions, we continue to see expectations for loan growth to exceed share growth in 2017. Combining this trend with an assumption for higher interest rates could squeeze liquidity positions in 2017. Callable bonds may no longer get called and mortgage related assets will extend […]

January 11, 2017

Focusing on Branch Profitability, Solely, Misses the Mark: 4 Things to Consider

As consumers’ preferences continue to evolve, it is becoming painfully clear that focusing solely on branch profitability will provide an incomplete or even misleading picture for decision-makers. Think of it this way.   Traditional branch profitability analyses often reward branches for living off the past.  Consider a branch that has a large loan portfolio, creating a […]

December 8, 2016

Six Questions CFOs Are Asking About Liquidity

Consumer confidence hit a nine-year high in November as consumers’ views on both economic conditions and the labor market improved (Source: Wall Street Journal). Many credit unions have enjoyed increasing loan-to-assets, as have their competitors. Even if interest rates don’t increase, many decision-makers with high loan-to-assets are grappling with questions such as: Do we have […]

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