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Concentration Risk Limits on Mortgage-related Assets and the Unintended Consequences

Not all mortgage-related assets are created equal.  Therefore, using a one-size-fits-all approach in establishing concentration risk limits can lead to missed opportunities or a false sense of security. Concentration risk policies are intended to reduce the impact a risk event could have on a credit union’s balance sheet, financial structure, and/or business model.  The NCUA […]

The Equifax Data Breach and Some Important Considerations

The true consequences of the Equifax breach will remain unknown for quite some time to come. During our recent strategic planning sessions, the business impact of this breach has been a high priority for management teams. They are discussing various issues, such as: Should we change our account opening process? If yes, How should we […]

What-If Analysis In The Decision-Making Process – Test Your Hypothesis

Performing what-if analysis is an integral part of both the A/LM and budget processes. When used correctly, what-if analysis is a powerful way for decision-makers to understand the impact of items under consideration in real-time. The challenge is that often people dive right into modeling and results, producing a less than optimal process. Consider applying […]

CECL: Takeaways and Considerations from Recent Workshops

CECL is much more than an accounting issue and being focused only on compliance is shortsighted. The effects of CECL will transcend every area of credit unions and the implications, if they are understood, can be anticipated and prepared for. Communication with senior management is crucial to gain buy-in to these implications. C. myers has […]

Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions: Linking the Appetite for Risk

The fifth entry in our 6 blog series about Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions addresses the institution’s appetite for risk and how it should connect to the budget or forecast. Question 5 – How is the budget and forecasting linking to our appetite for risk? A few short months from now, every credit union will be going […]

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