After the demise of several high-profile credit union business and commercial lending programs over the past few years, examiners are applying more scrutiny to the way credit unions conduct their operations.

And, with the recently amended CUSO rule that calls for the entities to file financial reports directly with the NCUA and the appropriate state supervisory authority, regulators are working harder to prevent any further losses to the share insurance fund.

To stay proactive, keep examiners happy and become more of a player in the small business space, CU Business Group, a Portland, Ore.-based business lending and services CUSO, offered 10 tips on how credit unions can keep their programs in check.

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