Articles by Bill Vogeney

Jump-Start Your Loan Portfolio: Nine Steps

Analyze smaller segments of your loan portfolio to find opportunities.
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It’s time to get back to the business of lending.
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Lose the Recessionary Mindset, but Monitor Housing Market Closely

Don’t expect new mortgage products to carry the market in the future.
Bill Vogeney
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High liquidity, low rates, and still-steep unemployment make the competitive landscape as challenging as ever.
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Bank Transfer Day—One Year Later

CUs keep looking for ways to get these new members to borrow.
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From a marketing and public relations standpoint, Bank Transfer Day was a success.
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Exam Time? Announce Your Presence with Authority

But be prepared to sell your strategic lending plan to the examiner in charge.
Bill Vogeney
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Develop a good working relationship with your examiner—but make it clear you have a well-thought-out business plan.
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Portfolio Management: Four Keys

Whatever your CU’s size and financial strength, loan portfolio development is critical.
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Sound loan portfolio management has always been essential. But its importance has become particularly evident to credit union boards and management teams during the past several years.
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Does Your CU Have the Guts?

CUs should forego some loan business now to build long-term member loyalty.
Bill Vogeney
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CUs should intervene when members are about to make poor financial decisions—even if it means turning away loans.
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