Guest: Mark Treichel

Mark Treichel and Mark Ritter talk about their respective backgrounds and what it is like on both sides of the examination process. They also talk about the current state of the NCUA and staffing levels. When should you take on examiners and when to back off? Mark and Mark talk about different strategies.


  • [0:52] Mark Ritter introduces his guest and the topic of NCUA Examinations
  • [1:55] Mark Treichel shares his background story
  • [5:35] Mark Ritter shares his background story
  • [7:50] Mark Treichel discusses how the industry has changed over 34 years
  • [9:24] Discussion of the NCUA board meeting on YouTube and what the board has planned for the future
  • [14:04] Discussion of liquidity
  • [16:52] Mark Treichel suggests that credit unions keep their examiner informed and build a working relationship 
  • [19:50] Telltale signs of a flawed and incomplete loan paper documentation and discussion of small credit unions


  • Thirty-four years ago, who would have thought that your only choice was to go to a credit union or the ATM? Members can now apply for a loan without them physically entering a branch. There are fewer credit unions than there were back then, and there is an extensive use of third parties.
  • Mark Treichel predicts that Chairman Harper will bring forth a rule that there will be a regulation on succession planning, which would only impact federal charters.
  • An Examiner can tell if the credit union has done their job by looking at the loan papers. They also can learn by reviewing the documents of loans that were denied and ones that were approved.


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Mark Treichel Website
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Mark Treichel Phone – 407-493-1180


After a 33-year career at NCUA, Mark Treichel served as Executive Director, Regional Director, Director of Special Actions, Supervisory Examiner, and Principal Examiner. He knows how NCUA thinks, why they think it, and the examination process inside and out. Today, he runs a consultancy practice where he assists credit unions with the examination process.

Mark Ritter is the CEO of MBFS and an expert in credit unions and business lending. His primary role at MBFS is overseeing the strategy of helping credit unions assist members with business needs and consulting with credit unions on planning the delivery of services to their membership.