Since the Troubled Asset Relief Program was authorized, the U.S. Treasury Department has initiated a number of efforts
under the program, disbursing $385 billion for loans and equity investments, according to testimony by the Government Accountability
Loan modifications and refinancings by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac increased significantly during the first quarter as the
volume of permanent modifications under the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Home Affordable Modification Program tripled,
and refinancings grew steadily.
The discussion boards on CUNA’s Compliance Community featured an interesting discussion last week: what is the difference between the terms “share draft” and “checking account”? The correct use is important since credit unions pay dividends, not interest.