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In the current environment, core deposit analysis is crucial for helping banks and credit unions remain competitive and profitable. Updated core deposit analytics provide the data for critical assumptions used in asset/liability models (ALM), and impact the overall risk management strategies at a financial institution. In this infographic, learn 6 key reasons to update an institution’s core deposit analysis.

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This resource is part of the series ALM 101: Introduction to Asset/Liability Management.

A key component of effective asset/liability management (ALM) is managing risks. For many financial institutions, an income simulation model is a fundamental method for measuring short-term interest rate risk exposure. This infographic lays out the five steps to building an effective income simulation to help manage inherent risk to a financial institution’s earnings.

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This resource is part of the series ALM 101: Introduction to Asset/Liability Management.

Small business lending can generate crucial growth for a bank or credit union. For a properly functioning, safe, and growing small business loan portfolio, follow these best practices described by John Barrickman, Principal of New Horizons Financial Group, during a small business lending webinar hosted by Abrigo.

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Adopting the current expected credit loss standard (CECL) will require a well-planned strategy and ample time dedicated to the operational and technical transition. For acquisitive financial institutions, the required efforts might be elevated, as CECL will change how public and private financial institutions account for these acquired assets. This infographic describes the four critical changes related to purchased assets under CECL, as well as a common misconception.

 

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Asset/liability management is a crucial process designed to maximize an institution’s profitability while managing risk. The broad goal of ALM is to help produce sustainable earnings without compromising other interests of the institution. This infographic breaks down the goal of ALM into three key objectives.

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This resource is part of the series ALM 101: Introduction to Asset/Liability Management.

Adopting the current expected credit loss standard (CECL) has been a low priority for some financial institutions. However, the 2023 deadline for implementation is right around the corner. This infographic provides an overview of the vital steps financial institutions need to take for a successful CECL transition.

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Swimming in BSA/AML alerts? Facing an increase in alerts due to seasonality in your market? If your financial institution has a backlog of alerts created by your AML software for transaction monitoring, it can take time and more personnel to work through them. Should you hire? There are many costs of hiring for an AML compliance program to keep in mind as you make this decision. This infographic outlines some key considerations using basic assumptions as you evaluate your AML resources.

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The key 5 pillars of an AML Program are internal controls, a designated BSA officer, ongoing training, independent testing, and customer due diligence (CDD) – the newest pillar. Staying on top of BSA compliance and suspicious activity can feel overwhelming. Whether BSA departments are lacking all of the resources necessary to do the job or simply want a second opinion to take care of any blind spots, Abrigo’s advisory services can help strengthen all 5 pillars.

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Sometimes one (or two or three!) factor isn’t enough when it comes to risk management. Abrigo’s industry-leading BSA/AML software, BAM+, utilizes 4-factor scenario models to help you eliminate blind spots in your BSA program. BAM+ is the only solution that covers all four factors in financial crime prevention logic – artificial intelligence, behavior, rules, and typology – to allow you to act quickly when suspicious activity arises. See how our 4-factor scenario model helps you better stay on top of financial crime at your institution.

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Abrigo surveyed over 300 BSA and Compliance Officers, BSA Analysts, and other fraud and compliance professionals from both banks and credit unions in our inaugural FinCrime Industry Survey. This survey covered a variety of topics including the impacts of COVID-19, SAR filing statistics, cannabis banking, and other BSA/AML trends. The results show that while some industry challenges are perennial, compliance professionals are grappling with a range of emerging issues and trends.

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View the full results from the 2021 BSA/AML and Fraud Staff Survey by Abrigo: Top Issues for FinCrime Fighters here.

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