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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
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 CUNA Economics
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”.
Posted April 27, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Digital savvy consumers demand personalized banking experiences.
Posted April 25, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Median existing home price is $222,700
Posted April 22, 2016 by CUNA Economics
California study investigates possible lack of borrower protections small business loans a concern.
Posted April 20, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Employers can help workers better understand retirement saving.
Posted April 18, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Millennials are enterprising 67% ‘save by any means necessary’
Posted April 15, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Only 6% will file returns using a computer with current anti virus software.  Experian recently conducted its annual consumer tax study, which asks about tax related issues like filing tendencies, ID theft, and precautionary steps
Posted April 13, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Nearly one in six borrowers defaulted on $56 billion in education loans.
Posted April 11, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Tax refunds averaged $2,8000 in 2015.
Posted April 08, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Spending on basic needs largely responsible for increases.
Posted April 06, 2016 by CUNA Economics
The American consumer is reluctant to move in a less dynamic economic environment.
Posted April 04, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Jobless rate is low at 4.9%.
Posted April 01, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Loans made to students drop as college loans issued to parents increase.
Posted March 30, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Increasing card debt ‘a good thing and a bad thing,’ says Boston College.
Posted March 28, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Millennials may double spending power by 2020.
Posted March 25, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Health care providers and families make strides in protecting the aged.
Posted March 23, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Financial experts suggest seven money habits to start now.
Posted March 21, 2016 by CUNA Economics
One third of millennials do not know their credit limit.
Posted March 18, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Twenty somethings believe their parents enjoy better retirements than they will.
Posted March 16, 2016 by CUNA Economics
One in three consumers have no retirement savings.
Posted March 14, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Even if a home purchase is not imminent, consumers can prepare.
Posted March 11, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Subchapter S tax benefits for banks in the state total $77.3 million in 2015.
Posted March 09, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Fourth quarter 2015 average loan amounts for new car equal $29,551.
Posted March 07, 2016 by CUNA Economics
2015 saw 110,008 investors flipping a home.
Posted March 04, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Banker analysis of credit union tax exemption fails to consider consumer benefits.
Posted March 02, 2016 by Meghan M
Regulations impact housing recovery.
Posted February 29, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Workers more inclined to leave employers when the economy is in good shape.

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