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Lending Insights offers new consulting services

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ONTARIO, Calif. (4/8/11)--Lending Insights, a provider of analytical tools and business intelligence solutions for credit unions and the flagship brand for CU Direct Corp., announced new consulting services to help credit unions improve loan portfolio performance. The consulting services help credit unions better understand their lending programs, establish policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements, and help advance their programs and improve overall lending performance. "With new state and federal regulations in place, the continued uncertainty of today's economy, and a very competitive lending marketplace, we identified a growing need for comprehensive consulting services that help credit unions navigate the many hurdles they're facing, and to provide a road map for loan growth," said Mike James, chief operating officer at Lending Insights. The services address:
* Loan profitability and pricing review by credit tier; * Loan portfolio performance review; * Detailed lending peer comparison; * Risk mitigation program development; * Underwriting effectiveness and streamline study; * Lending program and strategy development; * Financial model development; and * Training.
Lending Insights also provides credit unions with online monitoring and reporting tools to help credit unions manage their loan portfolios and meet regulatory compliance requirements. Its Lending Performance Management System tracks performance and trends against a credit union's goals and provides branch management tools, full drill-down capabilities to assess performance by portfolio segments, and market intelligence tools to benchmark performance against that of other lenders.

CUNA CFO Council Conference set for May 15-18

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MADISON, Wis. (4/8/11)--The 17th annual CUNA CFO Council Conference, May 15-18, in San Diego offers finance professionals an opportunity to share success stories and find new solutions with a nationwide network of experts and peers. “In this economic environment, it is imperative we all stay abreast of regulatory and asset-liability management (ALM) strategy changes,” said Brandon Michaels, chair of the CFO Council Conference committee and chief financial officer at Mazuma CU in Kansas City, Mo. “This conference offers specific sessions geared toward elevating senior finance professionals’ knowledge in these areas, as well as vitally important networking opportunities.” Featured sessions include:
* Investment strategies; * Financial Accounting Standards Board update; * Troubled-debt restructuring reporting and tracking; * Interchange; * ALM modeling; * Mergers; * Multi-dimensional loan portfolio analysis; and * Credit union industry update.
The conference agenda was developed by the CUNA CFO Council conference committee (in partnership with council staff), made up of volunteer council members from credit unions.