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.