CUBG's Larry Middleman advises conference attendees to follow prudent underwriting practices, detect problem loans early.
Ideally, one of the end-of-the-year items that should be checked off the list for credit unions with member business loan programs is a review of policy.
When it comes to business lending practices, policy is the guiding principle to turn to.
When it comes to the barriers that tend to prevent a credit union’s business services program from thriving, a lack of knowledge from staff appears to be ranked the highest.
When looking at delinquencies, credit unions still have some of the lowest rates even among the worst performing business lending portfolios.
PORTLAND, Ore. — When a loan officer was arrested and charged with participating in a business loan kickback scheme that ultimately led to AEA Federal Credit Union’s conservatorship in December 2010, the cooperative’s outcome looked bleak.
PORTLAND, Ore. — When the business lending slump was at its peak a few years ago, entrepreneurs who were working with Redwood Credit Union and Orange County’s Credit Union were likely immune to the collapse.
PORTLAND, Ore. — During a recent afternoon session on working with government agency loan programs, as two speakers acknowledged that there can be a corn maze of forms, deadlines and updates, someone in the back of the room felt compelled to interrupt.
How do credit unions know how well their business deposit programs are doing? To offer a gauge, CU Business Group LLC’s new Business Deposit Benchmarking Survey collected data from 41 credit unions in asset sizes ranging from $100 million to $4.5 billion.
Looking at even the worst-performing member business lending portfolios, credit unions still have low delinquency rates.