Articles by Patrick Totty

Repo Man Goes High-Tech

Auto remarketers handle all aspects of the repossession process.
October 15, 2011
Auto repossessions are as American as apple pie, reaching nearly three million during the depths of the Great Recession.
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Executive Compensation: Waiting for a Rebound

Expect smaller pay increases, fewer incentives.
September 9, 2011
When compensation does rebound, CU executives can expect greater regulatory accountability.
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Beware the Inside Job

Core processors warn CUs about the threat of internal fraud.
September 2, 2011
Core processors are well aware of the need for security against fraud and theft—whether committed by employees, members, or outside scammers.
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CUs Search for Hire Power

Reduce employee turnover by finding the best people and getting the most out of them.
August 9, 2011
HR tools help CUs find and keep qualified staff.
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Check 21: Image Is Everything

The latest in capture technology gives CUs entrée into new markets.
July 11, 2011
Even though the volume of checks written gradually declines each year, CUs should continue to invest in check-capture technologies that automate item processing and lower costs.
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Get a Charge Out of Your Cards

Boost credit card success by controlling expenses, embracing rewards.
June 7, 2011
Credit card profitability is surprisingly robust for many CUs.
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ALM Helps CUs Tough It Out

Tools keep CUs from sacrificing future margins for higher yields today.
June 2, 2011
ALM involves constant planning for possible future scenarios.
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Leave No Risk Unchecked

Globalization and electronic fraud heighten risks for CUs.
April 21, 2011
CUs are in the business of managing risk. Whether dealing with lending, investments, or liquidity, managing risk requires a careful and calculated approach.
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CUs Face Compliance Tidal Wave

Compliance solutions help CUs swim instead of sink.
March 15, 2011
Compliance requirements will cost U.S. financial institutions $30 billion through 2012.
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Build a Solid Mortgage Foundation

Tumult in the mortgage market creates opportunities for stable CUs.
February 21, 2011
Vendors see mortgage opportunities for CUs--ones the big banks and mortgage brokers let slip away.
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