Who will be affected by the NCUA’s RBC proposal?
Although the risk-based capital (RBC) proposal being pushed by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is only currently directed towards credit unions above $50 million in assets, CUs regardless of size should read the proposal carefully and determine how it will indefinitely impact them.
Recent consolidation trends are projected to prompt substantial growth among existing credit unions, which could push many of the smaller CUs above the $50 million threshold.
As it currently stands, the RBC proposal moves to replace the NCUA’s current risk-based net worth requirements with new proposed risk-based capital requirements that would be more consistent with the risk-based capital requirements enforced by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (FED) and Office of the Comptroller and Currency (OCC) for banks.
With only four business days left to submit comments, Dunn urges all credit unions to intently review the proposal and consider how it will impact them, whether it be immediately for those above the $50 million threshold or an inevitable future for those under it.
For more information on issues impacting credit unions this year, download the whitepaper on the Member Business Lending Landscape.