Disclosing stress testing results

by. Keith Leggett

In a speech at the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors’ annual State System Summit, National Credit Union Administration Board Chairman Debbie Matz announced the agency is drafting a proposed rule to require annual stress tests at credit unions with assets exceeding $10 billion.

There are currently four credit unions with at least $10 billion in assets with a fifth credit union nearing the threshold.

However, according to the NCUA press release, the agency has not made a decision about requiring the results of the stress test to be made public.

Section 165(i)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Act requires publication of a “summary” of the results of the stress tests for covered institutions. However, credit unions are not covered by this section of the Dodd-Frank Act, so there is not a legislative mandate to publicly disclose the results.

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