Credit unions say NCUA examiners are pressuring them to keep long-term fixed assets below 35% of total assets, sacrificing income.
Pressured by NCUA examiners and concerned about interest rate risk, credit unions shed mortgages and other fixed rate assets, giving up income.
Differences between the NCUA's risk-based proposal and Basel III requirements will make credit unions less competitive and less able to accumulate capital.
As federal tax reform lingers on Capitol Hill, Credit Union Times asked industry experts how the elimination of the credit union tax exemption could impact balance sheets.
Eliminating exemption would change playing field, increasing bottom line and management burden, execs argue.
According to the credit union industry's two major trade associations, the NCUA's proposed stress test rule is unnecessary because the four largest credit unions in the nation already conduct their own tests.
SECU's Blaine says leave it to the Fed. Navy Federal watching and waiting.
This Opinion piece warns to get ready to avoid the damage many credit unions would sustain should bond values swoon.
The bond price bubble will eventually pop as rates rise, creating potential for the next crisis: a one-two punch of deposit withdrawals and negative spreads as hundreds of credit unions fall short of the earnings needed to compete on deposit rates.
Every day, six days a week, a credit union closes and never re-opens. That has been going on for many years. More than 3% of credit unions have annually closed for the past decade. By 2025, the United States will have around 4,500 credit unions.