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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
Posted July 27, 2016 by CUNA Economics
29% of mortgage holders age 18-34 have made late housing payments.
Posted July 25, 2016 by CUNA Economics
59.2% of millennials contribute to a 401(k) plan.
Posted July 22, 2016 by CUNA Economics
37% of those applying for new credit have credit scores under 680.
Posted July 20, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Unexpected expenses are a top financial anxiety for 55%.
Posted July 18, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Consumers use ATMs an additional one two times monthly with apps.
Posted July 15, 2016 by CUNA Economics
62% of companies know they need to raise salaries, but cannot afford it.
Posted July 13, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Parents and kids need to ‘get comfortable with being uncomfortable.’
Posted July 11, 2016 by CUNA Economics
For each of the last 20 years, education expenses have grown two to three times faster than inflation.
Posted July 08, 2016 by CUNA Economics
25% say they don’t know enough about IRAs potential exists to grow market.   Findings from the TIAA 2016 IRA Survey reveal that “few look at the full range of benefits that IRA providers
Posted July 06, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Big banks ‘desperate for revenue growth.’
Posted July 01, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Credit mix steady over past four years.
Posted June 29, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Only 27% of consumers have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in banks.
Posted June 27, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Americans desire homeownership despite persistent challenges.
Posted June 24, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Lenders need to create products that facilitate purchases of off lease vehicles.
Posted June 22, 2016 by CUNA Economics
It’s not just prospective buyers that delay would be renters are challenged too.
Posted June 20, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Robo advisers poised to fill investment needs of less profitable households.
Posted June 17, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Employer provided retirement savings vehicles used ineffectively.
Posted June 15, 2016 by CUNA Economics
It’s never too early for small business owners to consider retirement plans.
Posted June 13, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Women in America control 51% of wealth.
Posted June 10, 2016 by CUNA Economics

Increased business investment spending could lead to higher job creation.

Posted June 08, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Many unprepared for ‘existential crisis’.
Posted June 06, 2016 by CUNA Economics
74.1% of renters would own if they had the financial resources to do so.
Posted June 03, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Consumers should take heed of these milestones when planning for retirement.
Posted June 01, 2016 by CUNA Economics
50 80% of would be lottery winners say they’d remain on the job even if they struck it rich.
Posted May 27, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Prime or better credit status consumers 2-3 times more likely to open other loans with a mortgage transaction.
Posted May 25, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Mortgage repayment rates improve, prompting overall lesser delinquency rates.
Posted May 23, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Understanding today’s buyer leads to understanding the housing market.
Posted May 20, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Overall, 44% of Americans have a will in place.
Posted May 19, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Families resort to savings accounts to fund college and miss out on tax breaks.
Posted May 16, 2016 by Meghan M
Biggest complaint 57.8% of consumers have had a transaction stopped or delayed.
Posted May 13, 2016 by CUNA Economics
High education debt challenges women.
Posted May 11, 2016 by CUNA Economics
48% of parents say kids should pay for part or all of college expenses.
Posted May 09, 2016 by CUNA Economics
72% say they pay nothing for financial products.
Posted May 06, 2016 by CUNA Economics
60% of 401(k) plan participants in their 20s choose target date funds.
Posted May 04, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Seniors the ‘last frontier in digital banking.’
Posted May 02, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Americans are missing out on $1.7 trillion in retirement dollars.
Posted April 29, 2016 by Meghan M
Majority of consumers identify real estate as “best long term investment”.

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