Our cover story this month explains how used-car lending at credit unions is hot, while new-car lending certainly is not. We also look at some innovative strategies credit unions have come up with to pump up flat auto loan portfolios.
To turn around recession-related increases in repossessions, CUs have beefed up their loan-assessment processes, initiated faster action on collection procedures, and worked diligently to help members avoid repossessions.
It’s time to consider increasing CUs’ member business lending cap, Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry told more than 250 credit union representatives at the Iowa Credit Union Convention.
With CUNA’s Bank Secrecy Act Conference, hosted in conjunction with the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors, coming up next month, CUNA’s compliance staff went into detail of the NCUA’s BSA compliance program in a recent CompBlog entry.
The NCUA’s Tuesday announcement that it will repay the U.S. Treasury in full is a good sign for credit unions, said CUNA Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel. The agency will repay the $1 billion outstanding balance before Oct. 31.
CUNA’s Strategic Communications Department teamed up with The Wall Street Journal this week on an infographic illustrating the differences between credit unions and banks. The graphic ran in print today, on International Credit Union Day.