Roundtable Event

Risk Based Lending: Part 1 – The 7 Things You Need to Do

03.29.2018 - 03.29.2018 (lending)

1 pm central Online via Adobe Conenct

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Written Executive Summary


The Councils are teaming up to offer this two-part series.   This first session is not aimed at getting credit unions to do risk-based lending, but rather to help them understand the other six things they need to do.  Mark Lynch brings years of experience working with credit unions and will guide us through a wide range of ideas to think about when building a holistic member-centric risk based lending strategy. 

Once you learn what a good risk based lending program looks like, stay tuned for Part Two.  We are working to bring you a panel of credit union leaders to cover best practices, pitfalls, successes, and strategies from their own programs. 

Meet Your Speaker: 

Mark LynchMark Lynch is the Co-Founder of CU Difference, an independent consulting company formed in 2018 with the mission of helping credit unions identify ways in which "the credit union difference" can be used to better serve their members, communities, and overall business prosperity. Prior to co-founding CU Difference, Mark was the Senior Program Manager with the National Credit Union Foundation. In his work with the Foundation, he focused on teaching credit union staff through the Enhanced FiCEP Program, created the interactive Retirement Fair for credit unions, spearheaded two pilot programs designed to help credit unions provide auto loans to members with low credit scores, was heavily involved in the Credit Union Development Education (CUDE) Program, and worked as a Field Coach with Foundation's REAL Solutions Program to help credit unions develop programs and services aimed at low wealth households, as well as the non-prime auto lending pilot, and experiential learning programs.  Mark has been a credit union member for 42 years and was a credit union board director for 22 years. Prior to moving to the US from Australia, Mark was the Deputy Chairman of the Australian National Credit Union, then Australia's largest credit union and the Volunteer & Resources Manager with the Australian Credit Union Foundation. Since moving to the US 13 years ago, he has delivered more than 600 presentations to credit union conferences in 49 states, predominantly on issues relating to growth strategies, optimizing the credit union difference, serving the underserved, and the importance of retaining the credit union tax status. 



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