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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
Posted September 23, 2016 by CUNA Economics
‘People don’t seem to know how to spend less than they make.’
Posted September 21, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Part time employment and stagnant wages contribute to challenges for the middle class.
Posted September 19, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Choosing the right card can save borrowers money.
Posted September 16, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Investors of all generations tend to be overconfident in understanding investments.
Posted September 14, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Waning sales in August indicate growth cycle has peaked.
Posted September 12, 2016 by CUNA Economics
In 2016, 41% of workers were satisfied with their earnings.
Posted September 09, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Consumers appreciate low interest rates and flexibility HELOCs allow.  Fewer loans were originated for U.S. residences in Q2 2016 than the prior year, but this is still up compared to the two year low for
Posted September 07, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Level of income is not the determining factor in lack of savings.
Posted September 02, 2016 by CUNA Economics
66% of millennials and boomers find mobile apps “important” or “very important.”
Posted August 31, 2016 by CUNA Economics
19% of millennials provide financial support to a parent.
Posted August 29, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Five economic trends signal good news for many consumers.
Posted August 26, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Disparities in financial literacy noted by gender, annual income, and marital status.
Posted August 24, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Bankrate survey shows 21% have upped their savings contributions over last year.  An increasing number of Americans are setting aside dollars for retirement, and savers are “socking away more money as well,” notes a recent
Posted August 22, 2016 by CUNA Economics
62% of students think parents will pay all costs 12% of parents can pick up the tab.
Posted August 19, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Finance companies and banks have noted double digit increases for the first half of the year.
Posted August 17, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Both generations are self described savers.
Posted August 15, 2016 by CUNA Economics
77% of millennials consider job a switch.
Posted August 12, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Retirees still pay taxes and need to supplement health care costs.
Posted August 10, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Consumers lack understanding of potential uses for home equity loans.
Posted August 08, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Millennials comprise 34.2% of the auto leasing market.
Posted August 05, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Cashless society has implications for consumers, merchants and financial providers.
Posted August 03, 2016 by CUNA Economics
College funding also falters as parents overestimate potential for athletic scholarships.
Posted August 01, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Number one worry is mortgage amount owed, followed by credit card debt.
Posted July 29, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Consumers can take steps to weather stock market ups and downs.
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.

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