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.
For credit unions to remain competitive in the future, they must offer the types of products and services that young members demand, Brian Branch, World Council of Credit Unions president/CEO, said in a recent blog post.