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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
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%.  

Posted November 06, 2015 by CUNA Economics
Monthly Credit Union Estimates for September 2015 now available.
Posted November 04, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Two million recent grads delay business startups as debt looms large.  

Posted November 02, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Family earnings in 2014 averaged $53,657.  

Posted October 30, 2015 by CUNA Economics
Consumers ‘cash-heavy’ with funds: 65% of investment portfolio is in cash.
Posted October 28, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Security spending to increase 10%.   

Posted October 26, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Fewer layoffs indicate firming job market.  

Posted October 23, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Student debt currently $35,051.  

Posted October 21, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Discrepancy in net worth of homeowners vs renters is expected to widen.  

Posted October 19, 2015 by CUNA Economics

New Jersey foreclosures up 351%.  

Posted October 16, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Only 14% will comparison shop for loans.  

Posted October 14, 2015 by CUNA Economics

So far, 15 million more consumers have access to credit with FICO XD.  

Posted October 12, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Three hundred ninety billion non cash payments made last year.  

Posted October 09, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Twenty two percent of Uber users 18 64 postpone buying a car.  

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.  

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