A forward-looking approach to credit risk management and capital planning.
Understanding how future stressful economic events could impact credit losses and capital is quickly becoming an important facet of enterprise risk management and capital planning.
Since the introduction of mandated credit stress testing at the largest banks and credit unions, there has been a progressive migration toward the mid-tier/smaller community banking and credit union space.
As a result, the request for a more formalized approach to credit stress testing for community banks and credit unions is now being discussed more frequently at many regulatory exams.
While initially motivated by regulatory compliance concerns, a growing number of financial institutions of all sizes are recognizing the benefits of credit stress testing in the context of overall capital and strategic planning.