NCUA’s new member business lending rule, effective Jan. 1, is one of the biggest changes to credit union business lending in decades. The agency received hundreds of comments from credit unions supporting the proposal and outlining how it would help them better serve their members.
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.
The CFPB released the results of its survey on debt collection Thursday, prior to its discussion on the same topic. The survey, which consisted of 53 questions about first- and third-party debt collection, does not specifically identify credit unions.
The CFPB will discuss debt collection at a public event Thursday, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. (ET). The event will feature remarks from CFPB Director Richard Cordray and will be streamed live online.