Insights from Catalyst

Welcome to Catalyst Corporate's blog, where thought leaders share their insights on news, trends and events. Have a blog idea? Contact the Communications Team

  • Developing Dynamic IRR Strategies at Your CU

    July 23, 2021 | Loren Blake

    The recent shifts in the economy and interest rates during the pandemic have impacted credit unions in several distinct ways. As more changes are likely to follow, how can institutions prepare for the potential impacts to their interest rate risk profile?
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  • The Best Way to Fight Fraud is to Prevent Fraud

    July 19, 2021 | Karen Coble

    I am a fan of infographics. Perhaps you are, too. So I was pleased when I came across a recent infographic from Catalyst Corporate’s newest service provider – Advanced Fraud Solutions (AFS). The helpful infographic highlights preventive measures members can take to avoid a recent trend – stimulus check fraud.
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  • 4 Things You Should Know About the Recently Amended Derivatives Rule

    July 12, 2021 | Chris Shipman, CFA, CFP®

    Conversation around interest rate derivatives has slowly gained more traction within the credit union industry over the last year. And the NCUA Board approved a final rule that modernizes the proposed derivatives rule, making it more of a principles-based approach, while retaining essential safety and soundness components.
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  • Unsecured Loan Participations: Getting a Handle on the Risk

    June 28, 2021 | Lorena Paredes

    With loan demand down and cash deposits up, buyer demand for unsecured loan participations has increased over the past year, and many credit unions are broadening their loan participation policies to include unsecured loans. Although a great option for higher-yielding assets, it’s important to analyze the associated credit risk factors.
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  • 6 Ways Advisory Expertise Can Provide Value Beyond Portfolio Management

    June 21, 2021 | Kevin Schlangen

    A common headline the last year has been the huge influx of liquidity on credit union balance sheets. The question now is what to do with all those extra funds…specifically, where to place them in this historically low rate environment? With so many factors to consider, how do you choose the best course of action?
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