Credit unions and examiners often disagree on how to manage interest rate risk.
Experts say rising rates themselves aren't the problem; it's the spread that matters.
Despite concerns from examiners, credit unions are better positioned to handle interest rate risk than for-profit competitors.
Volatile interest rates are producing unrealized losses on credit union investment portfolios.
Credit unions increasing IRR by lengthening investment maturities in search of yield, NCUA economist says in YouTube video.
Agency chief economist evaluates interest rate environment, consumer sentiment.
NCUA chief economist said higher rates have decreased mortgage loan activity.
NCUA Chief Economist said rates have impacted mortgage loan volume and investment values.
During the first half of 2013, the NCUA approved 132 credit union mergers, up from 114 mergers approved as of June 30 last year, according to the NCUA’s Insurance Report of Activity.
The NCUA on Monday released its economic update video for July, with this month’s focus on yield curve in improving economy.