An Update from CU*Answers on Significant Call Report Changes Coming in March


For those of you who work on your credit union’s 5300 Call Report, we want to be sure you are aware of the changes that the NCUA is implementing for the March 2022 cycle.  The NCUA first hinted of significant Call Report changes back in late 2018 as part of their modernization efforts, but had been silent until December 2021 when proposed March 2022 changes were posted on their Call Report Modernization page.  The changes are major and include many new/deleted/replaced Account Codes, Schedule changes and regulatory changes for RBC (risk based capital) and CCULR (Complex Credit Union Leverage Ratio) reporting.

It is important to start reviewing and preparing for these changes now.  The way you are gathering information for the Call Report may need to change and any internal processes updated.

Our internal teams are busy preparing for these changes and updating the CU*BASE tool to mirror the NCUA’s new format.  We do anticipate that credit unions will need to adjust automation routines within the tool since so many of the Account Codes have changed, and there may even be some that will require manual calculations for a time, depending on what data is required for the calculation.  In fact, due to the massive scope of the changes we will not be including the CCULR or RBC calculations in the tool at this time.  For more information on what we are doing to prepare, as well as a highlight of the changes, refer to the Kitchen page.