This week's editors' picks include research on the Current Expected Credit Loss model, a data dispatch on banks buying credit unions and a feature on struggling tiny credit unions in the U.S.
Testing CECL against the Great Recession
If the Current Expected Credit Loss model had been in place during the Great Recession, it would have helped prepare banks for the downturn but left some institutions with thin capital levels, underscoring the need for capital planning ahead of compliance in 2020.
M&A creates poaching opportunities for commercial credits
Lenders looking to win market share for business loans might find opportunity in the recent spate of large deals.
10 to 15 CU-buying-bank deals in 2018 not 'crazy at all'
U.S. credit unions in 2018 have been buying banks at a pace that could ultimately more than double the total number of such deals announced last year.
Struggling to compete, tiny credit unions succumb to mergers
The smallest credit unions continue to vanish from the financial services scene due to competition. At the end of the first quarter, there were 5,646 operating credit unions in the U.S., down from 5,859 a year ago.
Holdings of collateralized loan obligations plateau as Volcker undergoes rewrite
As the Volcker rule undergoes revision at the banking regulators, industry participants acknowledge that collateralized loan obligations have undergone minor changes since the proprietary trading limitations were implemented.