Growth, fed funds rate, loans explored in new CUNA Economic Update

March 29, 2017


Vicki Christner – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754;
Tracy Travis – CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4219;

MADISON, Wis., and WASHINGTON (March 29, 2017) – The March 2017 edition of the CUNA Economic Update is now available. CUNA Senior Economist Perc Pineda hosts the episode, which is endorsed by CUNA CFO Council, and covers topics such as interest rates, economic growth and the relationship between the two, as well as the outlook for credit union loan growth.

“When the economy is strong, credit unions are strong,” said Pineda. “This month’s update offers analysis of how a brightening economic outlook benefits credit union operations, along with insights into other factors that matter to our movement’s financial health, such as interest rates, unemployment and earnings.”

The CUNA Economic Update is free for CUNA member credit unions. To view the update, please visit

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