Insights from Catalyst

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

  • Your Guide for Choosing a FedNow Service Provider

    July 12, 2024 | Mark Keeling

    Welcome to our new blog series on the FedNow® Service. We want to use this blog to inform, prepare and enhance your knowledge of instant payment basics and other topics, such as: new features and functionality, credit union use cases, member education, fraud mitigation and more.
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  • Did Your Broker Change? Try the Catalyst Brokerage Difference

    March 25, 2024 | Jonathan Jackson, CFA, FRM

    Relationships matter. As a credit union, you need partners that will stand with you through thick and thin. This is who Catalyst is, and what Catalyst does. That’s the value of partnerships…
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  • NCUA Released Capital Stress Test Scenarios, So What Now?

    March 15, 2024 | Paul Shorkey, CFA, FRM

    The stress test scenarios include measures of overall economic activity, asset prices (i.e., home and commercial real estate values), inflation and interest rates. The scenarios for 2024 (consistent with 2023) include a Baseline and a Severely Adverse scenario, but credit unions are also encouraged to create internally designed scenarios based on their unique market and member segment.
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  • 4 Solutions for the NCUA Advisory on Liquidity Risk Management

    January 25, 2024 | Mark DeBree, CFA

    As 2024 continues to unfold, interest rates remain high, inflation is moderating but still elevated, and the economy continues to grow. We anticipate liquidity remaining a challenge at least through the first half of 2024. This means credit unions will need to diligently monitor and manage their liquidity positions.
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  • The Ultimate Guide to Responsive Web Design for Credit Unions

    December 12, 2023 | Michael Pennell

    Crafted to deliver an optimal viewing and interaction experience, responsive websites seamlessly adapt to a spectrum of devices, spanning from desktop computers to mobile phones. Credit unions, parallel to other businesses, stand to gain immensely from a website that marries visual appeal with functional efficiency across diverse devices.
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