CUNA Lending Council White Paper Discusses Collateral Risk Management

MADISON, WI (June 13, 2013) A new white paper from the CUNA Lending Council, “Collateral Risk: Insights on Loan Portfolio Monitoring and Management,” discusses the practice of collateral risk management. In an environment in which few financial institutions have been immune to recent dramatic economic effects on loan portfolios and the collateral tied to them, this paper examines how collateral risk management can be utilized.

This paper focuses on the causes of collateral risk exposure, how macro- and microeconomic factors affect collateral risk, risks specific to certain loan types, proactively managing collateral risk, implementing systems, policies, and procedures, NCUA requirements, data gathering, and bringing the conversation full circle with a discussion about member outreach.

CUNA Council members are eligible to receive complimentary copies of this, and over 300 other white papers; non-Council members may purchase white papers for $50 per copy.

The paper is available online in the white paper section of

Press may contact Natalie Sherry at  for a copy of the white paper.

CUNA Lending Council
The CUNA Lending Council is a member-led partnership of lending professionals dedicated to providing education, leadership, networking support, professional development tools, and expertise to its members in order to shape the enhancement of the role and diversity of operations in the credit union industry. The CUNA Lending Council is one of the six organizations that make up the CUNA Councils, a network of more than 5,600 credit union professionals. For more information, visit or

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