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Strategic Execution...

We have talked about: the creation of the vision for our loan portfolios (current state versus future state) – e.g. the strategy for moving...

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Strategies for managing an investment portfolio...

In my last blog, I talked about the overall need for a vision for your loan portfolio and the similarity of a loan portfolio...

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ROE vs ROA...

By: Tom Hannagan I was hoping someone would ask about this. Return on Equity (ROE) is generally net income divided by equity, while Return...

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It’s Been a Month Already? Time to Start Looking Ahea...

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suspended enforcement of the new Red Flag Rule until May 1, 2009. According to the FTC’s Enforcement Policy, “…during...

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Stop guessing: Identity Theft Prevention Programs Req...

I’m working with many of our clients in reviewing their existing or evolving Red Flags Identity Theft Prevention Programs. While the majority of them...

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Hey Experian, what is your Red Flag solution called?...

As someone heavily engaged with the market and our clients discussing Red Flag Rule compliance, Red Flag guidelines, etc…this question has come up over...

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Risk Mitigation versus Balance Sheet Chicanery...

By: Tom Hannagan In previous posts, we’ve dealt with the role of risk-based capital, measuring performance based on risk characteristics and the need for...

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Red Flags: I think I’m compliant, but this is costing...

One of the more significant operational concerns around Red Flags compliance centers on the management of resultant referral volumes, i.e., the potential that the...

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Is Credit Scoring to Blame?...

Whenever an industry encounters problems, the natural tendency is to play the blame game.  In the banking industry, credit risk managers are looking for...

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Risk-Based Return on TARP...

By: Tom Hannagan In my last post, I addressed the need for banks to advance their management of risk to include the relationship between capital...

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Risk-Based Capital Measurement...

By: Tom Hannagan Much of the blame for the credit disaster of 2007 and 2008 has been laid at the risk management desks of...

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Red Flags in a Post-November 1 World...

For those of us that have been following the Red Flag Rules adoption for more than a year now, the recent arrival and passing...

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How are you treating your new potential customers?...

We know that financial institutions are tightening their credit standards for lending.  But we don’t necessarily know exactly how financial institutions are addressing portfolio risk...

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