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Pay Attention to Liquidity

January 18, 2017

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 if rates increase. In addition, deposit growth could slow or shift to more expensive deposits.

While we recently posted a blog on liquidity, we felt it was important to give another reminder to do advance planning in this arena.

Test your liquidity position under various scenarios. If you see pressure beyond your comfort zone, now is the time to have the strategic conversations about how the credit union will be prepared to respond without sacrificing longer-term strategic objectives.

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