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Don’t Hit Cruise Control on Auto Loans

Auto sales, which have been at record levels and hit a peak of 17.8 million units last year according to CU Times, may be reaching a plateau. If your earnings are heavily reliant on sustained and significant production in auto loans, think strategically about the following: There are indications of changing behaviors affecting market demand.  […]

CECL’s Threats To Your Business Model: Six Questions To Consider

CECL is a new set of rules that every credit union eventually will have to play by. While it may not be in effect until 2021, many credit unions could find that they need all that time to reposition their business models to prepare for its impact. Keep in mind that the impact being discussed […]

Testing a Negative Rate Scenario? Consider These Questions First

There has been a lot of buzz recently about the potential for negative interest rates to hit U.S. financial markets at some point.  Short-term rates have been negative in Europe since June 2014, and the Bank of Japan made the move in January of this year. Before you test this scenario from an asset/liability management perspective, […]

Net Economic Value: 1 Tip on Effective Discount Rates

There are many tools that can be used to perform a model reasonableness check, or a model validation. Below we share a simple “sniff test” to help credit union CFOs and financial analysts assess one key assumption driving net economic value results, the effective discount rate applied to each loan category. Tip: Compare the effective discount […]

If You Think Changes in Payments Won’t Impact Your ALM and Interest Rate Risk Management―Think Again

There are bites – small and LARGE – being taken out of credit unions’ non-interest income. Just consider: PINless PIN. Apple Pay – or the pay option du jour (e.g., Bitcoin, Samsung Pay, etc.). The increase in payments via ACH, including P2P. The decline in ODP. As these bites are being taken out of revenue, decisions […]

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