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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
Posted February 03, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Third party data verifications become increasingly important.
Posted February 01, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Consumers can take steps to mitigate fraud.
Posted January 29, 2016 by CUNA Economics
‘Driving growth and profitability’ most significant issue for 29.3%.
Posted January 27, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Employers respond to worker preferences for flexibility.
Posted January 25, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Only 34% think the American dream ‘holds true’.
Posted January 22, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Low oil prices positively influence credit union auto lending.
Posted January 20, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Four steps can be taken to better prepare for retirement years.   “As hordes of baby boomers push into retirement years, some with slim savings, data show unmarried women are particularly at risk,” notes a recent
Posted January 15, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Half are unprepared ‘for sudden financial need’.
Posted January 13, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Loans outstanding grow 0.6% in November, according to CUNA’s Monthly Credit Union Estimates.
Posted January 08, 2016 by CUNA Economics
It is important for boomers to have awareness of financial implications at age 70.   “Turning 70 has several important implications for your retirement finances,” says an article at money.usnews.com.  http money.usnews.com money retirement
Posted January 06, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Consumers like the convenience of mobile although security concerns remain.
Posted January 04, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Talent shortage and retiring boomers create employment opportunities.
Posted December 30, 2015 by CUNA Economics
Six trends to follow in 2016.
Posted December 28, 2015 by CUNA Economics
In the last 30 days, 45% of Americans have visited a bank or credit union branch.
Posted December 23, 2015 by CUNA Economics
Lower prices, not hesitant shoppers, impact profit margins.
Posted December 21, 2015 by CUNA Economics
Two thirds of workers earning fair wages think they are underpaid.
Posted December 18, 2015 by CUNA Economics
Costs to borrow funds will not slow a housing rebound.
Posted December 15, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Retirees: Dodge These Costly Year-End Errors Seven expensive mistakes can add up. “In a few short weeks, the books will close on 2015 and along with them, the chance to make some last-minute decisions about retirement funds,” says a recent article at usnews.com .   Financial advisors have identifie

Posted December 14, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Two thirds of consumers wish they were better savers.  

Posted December 11, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Credit union membership has doubled globally since 2000 from 108m to 217m.   

Posted December 09, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Millennials disrupt traditional shopping patterns.   

Posted December 07, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Longer time spent in retirement requires greater savings.   

Posted December 04, 2015 by CUNA Economics

A poor record despite anti discrimination laws and big tax advantages.   

Posted December 02, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Fully engaged consumers bring 37% higher annual revenue to financial providers.   

Posted November 30, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Homeowners currently enjoy equity of $156,700.  “American homeowners are finally digging out of the hole created by the housing crisis.  But their housing wealth is playing a much smaller role in the overall economy than it did before the downturn,”

Posted November 25, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Gen X most apt to have taken a 401(k) loan.  

Posted November 23, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Consumer behaviors drive change in the financial services industry.   

Posted November 20, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Data show banker claims of harm are unfounded.   

Posted November 18, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Since the Great Recession, capacity utilization remains below the long run average of 80.1%.   

Posted November 16, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Dollar for dollar 401(k) matches become increasingly popular.  

Posted November 13, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Overcoming years of misbehavior ‘will require leadership, persistence, and consistency’.   

Posted November 11, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Economic expansion continued questions remain on employment issues. 

Posted November 09, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Subprime auto loans up 7.8%.  

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