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Lose the Recessionary Mindset, but Monitor Housing Market Closely
April 13, 2013
High liquidity, low rates, and still-steep unemployment make the competitive landscape as challenging as ever.
One of Five Households Has Student Loan Debt
April 8, 2013
Average outstanding student loan balance approaching $30,000.
Even Convenience is Bigger in Texas
April 1, 2013
Texas Trust opened two branches last year, and purchased a 78,660-square-foot headquarters.
Mortgage Lenders Prepare For June 1
April 1, 2013
The bulk of the new mortgage rules won’t take effect until next year
March 19, 2013
A well-drafted agreement governs the loan participation process.
CUs Lend Members a Hand
March 8, 2013
Aside from being the right thing to do, helping members during difficult times builds loyalty—and loyalty builds strong CUs.
Earnings Back to ‘Normal’ Range
March 7, 2013
Average net income for credit unions in 2012 will be about 90 basis points of average assets.
Ten Loan Ideas for 2013
February 19, 2013
Economists have predicted credit union loan growth to be about 5% in 2013
Culture Club: California CU Immerses Staff in Hispanics’ Language, Customs
February 18, 2013
Hispanics comprise 20% of the total membership at Travis CU, the dividend from an eight-year effort to appeal to the community.
Royce Reintroduces CU MBL Bill
February 14, 2013
Last year, MBL legislation had strong bipartisan support with 144 co-sponsors in the House and 21 in the Senate.
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.
Compliance: Guarding against disparate treatment in lending
CUNA’s inaugural Fair Lending Workshop took place last week in Denver, leading to valuable discussions on compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and more.
CFPB arbitration changes against members’ best interests: CUNA
CUNA’s comment letter to the CFPB reminds the agency that proposed changes to its arbitration process are inappropriate for member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives.
Turning financial services into FUNancial services
The CU startup gameFi wants to boost employee engagement with gaming concepts.
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