Liquidity requirements of a credit union under $50 million

Submitted by sevans on Tue, 02/17/2015 - 3:07pm

Any credit union insured pursuant to Title II of the Act that has assets of less than $50 million must maintain a basic written policy that provides a credit union board-approved framework for managing liquidity and a list of contingent liquidity sources that can be employed under adverse circumstances


Brief description of CLF (Facility) and its purpose

Submitted by sevans on Tue, 02/17/2015 - 1:28pm

This part contains the regulations implementing the National Credit Union Central Liquidity Facility Act, subchapter III of the Federal Credit Union Act. The National Credit Union Administration Central Liquidity Facility is a mixed-ownership Government corporation within the National Credit Union Administration. It is managed by the National Credit Union Administration Board and is owned by its member credit unions.

The NCUA Board believes it is essential for every credit union to have a sound process for identifying, measuring, monitoring, and controlling liquidity risk that is commensurate with each credit union’s needs. And for larger credit unions, it is essential to have established access to a federal liquidity source. When a large credit union experiences unexpected or severe liquidity pressures, it is more likely to have a material impact on the credit union system, consumers, and the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.

There are three categories of liquidity sources that apply to liquidity planning. Each of these sources is relevant to the underlying safety and soundness of a credit union’s liquidity management program. Essentially, these sources act as layers of liquidity protection and function similar to a series of financial firewalls. The three categories are:

The NCUA Board adopted a final rule on liquidity and contingency funding plans on October 24, 2013.  NCUA adopted this rule to ensure all credit unions conduct sound liquidity planning, and large credit unions establish access to at least one federal source of contingent liquidity: the Federal Reserve Discount Window (Discount Window) and/or Central Liquidity Facility (CLF).  As we learned during the financial crisis, sound liquidity planning and access to federal liquidity sources are vital to the safety and soundness of the credit union system.

The NCUA Board may reclassify a “well capitalized” credit union as “adequately capitalized” and may require an “adequately capitalized” or “undercapitalized” credit union to comply with certain mandatory or discretionary supervisory actions as if it were in the next lower net worth category (each of such actions hereinafter referred to generally as “reclassification”) in the following circumstances:

Except for credit unions defined as “new” under subpart B of this part, a federally-insured credit union shall be classified (Table 1)—

(1) Well capitalized if it has a net worth ratio of seven percent (7%) or greater and also meets any applicable risk-based net worth requirement under §§702.103 through 702.108; or

(2) Adequately capitalized if it has a net worth ratio of six percent (6%) or more but less than seven percent (7%), and also meets any applicable risk-based net worth requirement under §§702.103 through 702.108 below; or

NCUA is focusing on four Strategic Goals 2014 - 2017

Submitted by sevans on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 3:14pm

NCUA Strategic Goals:

Goal 1: Ensure a Safe, Sound, and Sustainable Credit Union System

Goal 2: Promote Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy

Goal 3: Further Develop a Regulatory Environment that is Transparent and Effective,

with Clearly Articulated and Easily Understood Regulations

Goal 4: Cultivate an Environment that Fosters a Diverse, Well-Trained and Motivated Staff