NGN Program and Corporate System Resolution Costs Webpages Updated
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) updated and expanded the
webpages that increase public awareness of the costs of the Corporate
System Resolution and the performance of the NCUA Guaranteed Notes (NGN)
Program. The refreshed material contains updated projections of future,
long-term total assessments for the Temporary Corporate Credit Union
Stabilization Fund (Stabilization Fund).
“When launching the Corporate
Resolution System Costs and NGN Program Information webpages six months
ago, NCUA committed to periodically updating the estimates of projected
corporate losses, which will change over time. The latest estimates show
that the range of future Stabilization Fund estimates has narrowed,”
said NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz. “The estimated range of losses is
now between $2.7 billion and $6.0 billion. The narrower range of
projected remaining assessments reflects the actual performance of the
legacy assets to date and BlackRock’s updated assessment of the
macroeconomic factors used in projecting future performance.”
Updated Estimates of Projected Corporate Losses Now Available
analysis released today shows that the estimated range of future
Stabilization Fund assessments narrowed between June 30, 2011, and Dec.
31, 2011. NCUA uses BlackRock, an independent securities valuation firm,
to project the future performance of the legacy assets in the NGNs, a
key component of this analysis.
Under the updated estimates,
credit unions will be responsible for paying over the life of the
Stabilization Fund (which expires in 2021) between $2.7 billion and $6.0
billion in future assessments to cover anticipated corporate losses.
The estimate six months earlier had projected a net range of future
assessments between $1.9 billion and $6.2 billion.
The narrowing of the range of
estimated corporate losses and future Stabilization Fund assessments at
both the low and top ends results from changing economic and market
conditions. Forecasting borrower behavior and changes in the economic
environment is challenging. Factors influencing the estimated range
include changes in housing prices, interest rates, unemployment rates,
and mortgage prepayments.
The updated range also includes
the net proceeds from legal recoveries that NCUA had received from Wall
Street securities firms as of Dec. 31, 2011. By lowering the cumulative
total costs of losses of the Stabilization Fund, these recoveries help
reduce the assessments that credit unions will need to pay over time.
Although NCUA has updated the
range of the Stabilization Fund loss estimates, the projected range of
2012 Stabilization Fund assessments—between 8 and 11 basis points of
insured shares—remains the same. The NCUA Board anticipates setting the
2012 Stabilization Fund assessment at the open Board meeting scheduled
for July 24.
NCUA Posts Corporate System Resolution Costs and NGN Program Information
NCUA released the Corporate System Resolution Costs and NGN Program Information micro-websites late last year. Contained within www.ncua.gov
, these webpages convey complex information about both programs in simple, easy-to-understand terms.
In addition to the latest estimate
of the range of projected corporate losses, the webpages now
incorporate updated and expanded material, such as:
Background on NCUA’s borrowings from and payments to the U.S. Treasury associated with the Stabilization Fund;
Information on the projected
performance of the NGN Program’s legacy assets, which are the distressed
investment securities from the five corporate credit unions that failed
in 2009 and 2010;
Details about the performance
of non-agency, residential mortgage-backed securities in the legacy
assets, including delinquency rates, state concentrations, and year of
Graphics on the Stabilization Fund’s net position, compared to anticipated remaining assessments; and
Frequently asked questions about both initiatives.
NCUA will continue to publish
updated information on the Corporate System Resolution and the NGN
Program semi-annually over the life of the Stabilization Fund. The
webpages are available at www.ncua.gov
by going to the tab on “Credit Union Resources and Information” and
then clicking on the links for “Corporate System Resolution Costs” and
“NGN Program Information.”
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by
the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise
federal credit unions. With the backing of the full
faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA
operates and manages the National Credit Union Share
Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 92
million account holders in all federal credit
unions and the overwhelming majority of
state-chartered credit unions.