U.S. Department of the Treasury Recommends Regulatory Relief for Community Banks and Credit Unions

U.S. Department of the Treasury Recommends Regulatory Relief for Community Banks and Credit Unions Though community banks hold less than 20 percent of the banking industry’s assets, they account for nearly 50 percent of small business loans. Why are small businesses more inclined to fuel their growth using community-based lenders, rather than regional or national

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Credit Unions Thinking of Ramping Up Commercial Loan Opportunities

Credit Unions Thinking of Ramping Up Commercial Loan Opportunities With recent changes to member business lending rules, credit unions have new opportunities to target areas of commercial and business lending that were previously unavailable to them. According to an article by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve, credit unions have been increasing their market share since 1998,

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Best Training Methods for Ensuring that Lenders Retain and Gain Information

Best Training Methods for Ensuring that Lenders Retain and Gain Information Last week, Omega Performance hosted a webinar to encourage lending organizations to incorporate our Case Study Library into their training. This unique approach to case-based application is designed to  help learners apply and expand their lending knowledge, and—when used in conjunction with foundational credit

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Bank Simulation Training: Advantages of the Virtual Workspace

Simulation Learning: Advantages of the Virtual Workspace When you think of simulation learning, you probably think of flight simulators for pilots, or medical simulations for healthcare workers. But what about simulation learning to help your financial institution’s employees become better lenders? Simulation is the artificial representation of a real-world process. It can help learners develop

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Omega Performance Releases New Case Studies Based on Your Feedback

Omega Performance Releases New Case Studies Based on Your Feedback Omega Performance continuously strives to provide you with high-caliber content. As part of that, we often reach out to our clients to find out how we can best meet their training needs. We recently surveyed our clients about the kinds of Case Studies they’d like

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How Should Global Cash Flow Be Calculated?

The definition of “global cash flow” is bantered around endlessly by bankers and federal regulators alike. It’s common knowledge that upon assessing repayment risk on a small business loan, it’s important to understand the big picture— which is not limited to the business, and includes analysis of the cash flow situation of any individual signer or guarantor. Global

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