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Aggregating Risks To Net Worth—The Credit Risk Component

During a recent education course, we fielded the following question:  “How do you develop a proxy for a worst-case loan loss assumption when aggregating risks to net worth?” This is a great question and it stimulated lively discussion.  While there is not one right way, the following method has been valuable in developing concentration risk […]

HELOCS May Be Set To Take OFF – Is Your Credit Union Ready?

For the last 10 years it seems like the home equity line of credit (HELOC) has been a forgotten product for many credit unions and their members. As rates on fixed mortgages hovered at record low levels, and with home equity under pressure, the demand for variable rate HELOCs decreased for many institutions. However, that […]

What Should We Do About Interest Rate Risk? First, Don’t Panic.

The following blog post was written by c. myers and originally published by CUES on May 17, 2018. For the last 10 years, credit unions have dutifully modeled, monitored, and made decisions to keep interest rate risk under control. And interest rates didn’t move. Looking back as far as the early 1970s, rates have never […]

Are Investments Now Yielding More Than Indirect Autos?

For many credit unions, taking a serious look at indirect auto profitability is long overdue.  Two years ago it was easier to make the argument that indirect autos were a better financial alternative than a like-term investment.  Now, the issue is more complicated as investment yields have increased far more than auto yields in the […]

CUES Webinar – Advance Management of Your Lending Economic Engine

Webinar focuses on how to evolve understanding and communication of risks so that decision-makers can be more forward-thinking and agile in managing their lending economic engine.

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