Credit Unions Prepare for Recovery

IDC Financial Publishing, Inc.’s (IDCFP) nontraditional approach to analyzing financial ratios offers a unique perspective to understand a credit union’s level of risk and profitability. Credit unions are compared over time with financial ratios (see attached table Credit Unions National Totals). Using this method, you can also get a similar…

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New Capital Adequacy Standards for Credit Unions

Credit unions with total assets of $50 million and above must now follow different expectations and frameworks when calculating capital ratios. The new capital adequacy standards were implemented on January 1, 2022, from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). First issued in October 2015 as a result of the 2009…

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Inflation Decelerates in Second Half of 2022

Chief U.S. Economist Michael Feroli of JP Morgan expects that headliner CPI will step down from a blistering pace of 9.5% annual rate in the first half of 2022 to an elevated 7.2% in 2022Q3 and a subdued 1.7% in 2022Q4. Core CPI inflation moderates from 6.3% in the first…

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Supply Chains Improve and Potential for Decline in Energy Prices

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is backward-looking pricing inflation for events that occurred earlier in the year or even 2021. As an example, housing inflation is priced in rental costs based on historical housing prices, but U.S. mortgage applications in June fell to the lowest level in 22 years (indicating…

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