First-mortgage lending is an increasingly important component of credit union lending and service to members, according to CUNA's economics and statistics department.
In 2013, credit unions originated more than $134 billion in first mortgages, up from $125 billion in 2012. That represents more than 6.5% of the entire mortgage origination market.
This pace is more than double the $61 billion of first mortgages credit unions originated in 2007, which made up only 2.6% of the market at that time. First mortgages now account for 41% of loans held in credit union portfolios, up from 33% in 2007.
Credit unions sold almost 52% of their first mortgage originations in 2013, up from 27% in 2007, due to their desire to reduce the interest-rate risk inherent in fixed-rate, long-term loans—especially at today’s historically low interest rates.
It is imperative that Congress take action to eliminate the negative consequences of last year’s changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, CUNA wrote to a House subcommittee conducting a TCPA hearing Thursday.
Plaintiffs, including CUNA and certain state credit union leagues and credit unions, urged a Pennsylvania federal judge today to reject Wendy’s Co. request to dismiss a class action lawsuit against the fast-food giant.
While CUNA’s Compliance Community and CompBlog are the credit union community’s premier source for the latest compliance information, CUNA’s compliance staff will also be going “back to basics” on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.