What Is a Peer Bank?

What is a peer bank?  A seemingly simple question that has become anything but simple to answer.  Peer banks are a hugely important item that can vastly affect the portrayal of your institution, and thus it is paramount that when you define an institution as a “Peer Bank,” you are identifying the correct organization.  There […]

Marginal Effects: You May Not Know Me But Your Regulator Does

Marginal effects are a regression-based process, used for many years as an analytical tool. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been and continues to use marginal effects in its fair lending exams. Aside from the fact that regulators utilize marginal effects in their exams, financial institutions may choose to use marginal effects in their […]