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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
Posted October 07, 2015 by CUNA Economics

One third of millennials would like employers to help cover education costs.  

Posted October 05, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Thirty seven percent of those defined as affluent are ages 34 50.   

Posted October 02, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Financing college is a family issue with long term implications.  

Posted September 30, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Eighty seven percent would like to make a difference in the world with retirement investments.   

Posted September 28, 2015 by CUNA Economics

HELOC loans up 40% over the prior year.  

Posted September 24, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Only 23% seek financial management information 41% rarely or never do.   

Posted September 23, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Inheritances save retirements for less than 1% of households.  

Posted September 21, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Average card debt per household stands at $7,813 the highest since 2008.   

Posted September 18, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Twenty percent cannot adhere to a budget over half age 55+ have no retirement savings.  

Posted September 16, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Buyers delay homeownership until age 33, on average.  

Posted September 14, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Over half save less than 5% of their income.  

Posted September 11, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Shift noted in the way advisors consider tax implications for investors.   

Posted September 09, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Average annual income per unit before taxes in 2014 was $66,877. 

Posted September 04, 2015 by CUNA Economics

CUNA’s Monthly Credit Union Estimates for July show 60+ day delinquencies down to 0.6%. 

Posted September 02, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Financial institutions must prepare for increasing numbers of mobile interactions.  

Posted August 31, 2015 by CUNA Economics

New study reveals debt is a complicated matter for consumers.  

Posted August 28, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Twenty five percent of consumers surveyed intend to claim benefits at age 62.  

Posted August 26, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Consumers feel like their home is an investment, not an expense, and spend accordingly.  

Posted August 24, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Only 13% of adults think their kids will enjoy a better quality of life.  

Posted August 21, 2015 by CUNA Economics

73% of consumers could afford to save more for retirement.   

Posted August 19, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Those finding sudden wealth confront seven challenges advisors can help.   

Posted August 17, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Interest rate hike of 1% means an additional $160 yearly for average card debt holders.   Given the prospect of rising interest rates, holders of credit card debt need to realize that as they continue to add to debt, “that

Posted August 14, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Eight percent spontaneously bought a home ‘because a specific property caught their attention.’  

Posted August 12, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Family contributions on average equal $12,000 in financial support.   

Posted August 10, 2015 by CUNA Economics

As consumers recover from recession, truck and utility vehicle sales soar.  

Posted August 07, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Limited inventory and strong demand push up prices and lessen affordability.  

Posted August 05, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Data reveals ‘no recovery in young adult living arrangements’.  

Posted August 03, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Rent prices biggest driver of inflation up 3.5% over the previous year.  

Posted July 31, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Annually Americans lose $24 billion due to inadequate savings to receive full employer match.   

Posted July 29, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Numbers of self employed and unincorporated workers down to 6.5% from 8.5%.  

Posted July 27, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Earnings up for millennials other financial circumstances pose challenges.  

Posted July 24, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Manpower survey says U.S. has ‘one of the strongest hiring outlooks in the world’.   

Posted July 22, 2015 by CUNA Economics

38 45% of households with at least one member 50+ transfer funds to younger family members.  

Posted July 20, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Data resources lacking on a significant facet of American labor market.  

Posted July 17, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Teen employment rate in summer 2014 was 31.3%.  

Posted July 15, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Xers carry $8,000 in card debt boomers $6,000.  

Posted July 13, 2015 by CUNA Economics

In 2013, only 49.2% of American families had retirement funds.  

Posted July 10, 2015 by CUNA Economics
Household borrowing up 2.2% in first quarter 2015. 
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