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OK to Walk Away?
October 25, 2010
As the housing market continues to flounder in many parts of the country, 21% of homeowners say they owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth, survey says.
Filene Report Shows Increased Debit Card Use
October 22, 2010
Plastic cards tie consumers to their financial institutions. This is good news if your credit union offers debit and credit cards.
High Unemployment Increases Risk to Auto Loan Portfolio
October 15, 2010
The stalled U.S. economy has not only aggravated the downturn in credit union new vehicle loans, it has put the industry's portfolio of current auto loans at greater risk.
Monthly House Price Index Falls 0.5%
October 5, 2010
U.S. house prices fell 0.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis from June to July, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's monthly House Price Index.
Job Losses Create Higher Loan Risk
October 1, 2010
The stalled economy has put the industry's auto loan portfolio at greater risk.
Reg Z and the CARD Act
September 29, 2010
Sometimes, a literal reading of a particular Regulation Z provision doesn't disclose the full intent or meaning.
Student Loan Default Rates Increase
September 21, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that the fiscal year 2008 national student loan default rate is 7%, up from 6.7% as of fiscal year 2007.
Loan Modifications and Refinancings Continue to Increase
September 17, 2010
More than half of completed loan modifications in the second quarter lowered borrowers' monthly payments by more than 30%.
Shop Around for Title Insurance
September 15, 2010
Your members may not have a very good understanding of what title insurance covers or what it costs. But title insurance is one of the largest expenses when closing on a purchase or refinance.
House Prices Rise in Second Quarter
September 1, 2010
U.S. house prices rose in the second quarter of 2010 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's seasonally adjusted purchase-only house price index.
Create a Winning Card Program
Hit the guideposts of a successful credit card program.
Loans for All Reasons
Many CUs provide credit to meet members’ lifestyle needs.
CSR: The Power of Social Good
CUs harness corporate social responsibility as a risk-mitigation tool.
MLA guidance welcome, but CUs need more, says CUNA
The Department of Defense guidance on changes to the Military Lending Act, expected to go public Friday, has some key clarifications as requested by CUNA, but does not go as far as it should have.
Bicameral letter addresses CFPB’s arbitration proposal
The chorus of congressional voices calling for credit union regulatory relief grew louder this week with a letter to CFPB regarding the agency’s proposed rule on arbitration.
Credit card rewards: Two key findings
Rewards yield the highest return when cardholders actually redeem them.
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