28 02, 2019

BLUFS + CECL: Choosing the Right CECL Solution

By |2019-02-28T16:14:06-06:00February 28th, 2019|Advice, Financial, News, Trends|0 Comments

If you've taken a look at the landscape, there's a variety of CECL solution options. Some of the solutions seem mundane and straightforward, only to get into rocky ground later. That rocky ground usually comes in the form of unforeseen costs. Let's take a look at three solutions, two of which you’ve probably been pitched. [...]

21 02, 2019

BLUFS + CECL: Capital Ratios Could Be Your Biggest Headache

By |2019-02-21T11:13:27-06:00February 21st, 2019|Advice, Financial, News, Trends|0 Comments

  According to research released last month by the highly respected Fitch Ratings, loan loss reserves for the U.S. banking industry are expected to increase between $50 to $100 billion under CECL. That's an increase of 38 to 77% above current reserve levels. Fitch's report on CECL went on to outline that as a result [...]

24 01, 2019

BLUFS + Are You Keeping a Visible Goal Scoreboard?

By |2019-01-24T15:51:51-06:00January 24th, 2019|Advice, Financial, News, Trends|0 Comments

Last week we discussed setting goals that could be influenced by actionable items. Setting goals is important, but if you want them to be taken seriously, create a visible scoreboard for your team. Drive by a playground with a basketball goal, and you might see kids shooting hoops without a care. Drop in on that [...]

29 11, 2018

Banking Banking Lines Up Front (BLUF) – Week of November 28, 2018

By |2018-11-29T10:44:18-06:00November 29th, 2018|Financial, News, Trends|0 Comments

The FDIC has finally unveiled the community bank leverage ratio. This will have a significant impact on capital requirements for community banks if they choose to opt in. If you need help understanding how this new ratio will affect your bank, don’t hesitate to call! Farm income is down, and farming bankruptcies are on the [...]

20 11, 2018

Banking Banking Lines Up Front (BLUF) – Week of November 21, 2018

By |2018-11-20T19:51:32-06:00November 20th, 2018|Financial, News, Trends|0 Comments

We hope everyone is having a great start to their Thanksgiving week! While we’re thankful for a great economy right now, storm clouds are gathering as you can see from this week’s news. Interest rate changes have huge effects on how community banks conduct business. A flattening yield curve is one of the surefire triggers [...]