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November 10, 2021

By: Mike Lehr, Human Resources and Sales Consultant Banks must make their websites accessible to individuals with disabilities. That is how federal courts have interpreted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We have found five key tips go a long way to doing that. Ironically, software scans measuring accessibility don’t do this successfully. That’s a...

October 5, 2020

Young & Associates, Inc. remains committed to keeping our employees, clients, and partners safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this difficult and unprecedented time, we have continued to successfully leverage technology to fulfill our commitments to our clients and partners through secure remote access for reviews, virtual/teleconference training, and other management consulting support....

October 5, 2020

By: Bob Viering, Senior Consultant and Director of Lending Young & Associates, Inc. is a leader in assisting financial institutions to move successfully through the strategic planning process. We remain flexible to your bank’s specific needs, and work with you to create a vision with a focus on both your short- and long-term future. Pre-Planning...

October 5, 2020

By: Martina Dowidchuk, Senior Consultant and Director of Management Services As we adjust to the new reality and navigate through the immediate operational challenges, long-term planning comes back into focus. What is the bank’s balance sheet capacity to weather the economic downturn, absorb the potential losses, and leverage the existing resources to support households and...

March 6, 2020

By: Mike Lehr, Human Resources Consultant Are job grades for you? “Yes,” is the short answer. The challenge is coming up with ones that fit your bank and don’t break the bank. First, as a Federal contractor, banks must abide by the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. This means employees can discuss their pay with other...

March 6, 2020

Effective risk control requires conducting periodic independent reviews of the risk management process and validation of the risk measurement systems to ensure their integrity, accuracy, and reasonableness. To meet the requirements of the Joint Policy Statement on Interest Rate Risk (IRR), as well as the Interagency Guidance on Funding and Liquidity Risk Management and the...

March 6, 2020

By: Martina Dowidchuk, Director of Management Services and Senior Consultant Does your liquidity management meet the standards of increased regulatory scrutiny? What was once deemed acceptable is gradually coming under a more rigid review, and financial institutions need to be prepared to show that their liquidity risk oversight complies with both supervisory guidance and sound...

March 6, 2020

CRE Stress Testing is widely viewed by bankers and bank regulators as a valuable risk management tool that will assist management and the board of directors with its efforts to effectively identify, measure, monitor, and control risk. The information provided by this exercise should be considered in the bank’s strategic and capital planning efforts, concentration...

November 27, 2019

By: Mike Lehr, HR Consultant Unless legal counsel says otherwise, if FDIC covers a bank’s deposits, it’s best to assume it’s a federal contractor. That not only means the bank likely needs an affirmative action plan if it issues fifty or more different W2s in a year, but the federal government holds the bank to...

November 27, 2019

By: Bryan Fetty, Senior Consultant There are a few common findings that we note when conducting Interest Rate Risk Reviews for clients that are easily remedied and require very little work on the part of the financial institution. One supervisory requirement is to provide a sufficiently detailed reporting process to inform senior management and the...

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