Entries by Dan Roderick

Tell Your Story … Before the Examiner Does

Most bankers understand the importance of explaining their philosophy, strategic direction, successes and challenges to directors, auditors, examiners, analysts, and even their fellow executives and employees. They know it’s always better to tell their story before opinions are formed and judgements made about the condition and direction of their institution. Waiting until questions are asked […]

The Four Compliance Commandments

We’ve spent a lot of time working on and thinking about Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. Whole books have been written on this subject and there are graduate-level university courses on it as well. But in the practical world, for most businesses we think the whole GRC universe can be boiled down to four basic principles […]

What About Dynamic Limits?

The concept of ‘dynamic overdraft limits’, where different customers get different limit amounts based on purported risk, was developed for very large FIs,  with the primary goal of reducing risk, with little regard for consumer convenience or fee income. At Strunk we believe dynamic limits are a bad idea. First let’s talk about risk versus […]

Law Firms Seeking Plaintiffs to Sue Credit Unions

Law firms have started using social media and web advertising to recruit class action plaintiffs to sue credit unions regarding their overdraft practices and disclosures. Demand letters or complaints filed may make several allegations, including: Violations of EFTA and Reg. E, even where the credit union uses the Model A-9 form. Breach of contract due […]