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.
Atlanta-based Arby’s restaurants has acknowledged a data breach involving approximately a number of its corporate-owned locations, reports Krebs On Security. The breach is estimated to have occurred between Oct. 25, 2016, and Jan. 19.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before Congress this week, and her remarks match CUNA economists’ prediction of moderate economic growth in 2017. Perc Pineda, senior economist at CUNA, also predicted rate hikes this year.
CUNA continued its efforts for clarifications, including asking for credit card guidance, on the changes to the Military Lending Act Thursday. Many changes became effective last October, and credit card provisions will take effect Oct. 3.