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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
Posted April 24, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Making financial choices together is a money management style preferred by 36% of couples.
Posted April 21, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Fifty four percent cut spending and 74% make changes in investing habits.
Posted April 19, 2017 by CUNA Economics
‘Personal touch’ is an important consideration in the home buying process.
Posted April 17, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Home equity becoming a less reliable source of wealth for retirees.
Posted April 14, 2017 by CUNA Economics
The trend:  Workers extend retirement delays.
Posted April 10, 2017 by CUNA Economics
American consumers don’t know what they need to know about.
Posted April 07, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Immigration policy may be impactful to future domestic labor growth.
Posted April 05, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Small businesses can expect to cash in this holiday.
Posted April 03, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Fifty seven percent of HR managers think younger employees worry about student debt.
Posted March 31, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Mobile devices allow transactions.
Posted March 29, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Women’s average life expectancy 86.6 years;  men’s 84.3.
Posted March 27, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Consumers lack knowledge of retirement saving options beyond 401Ks.
Posted March 24, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Keep quality talent with desired benefits packages.
Posted March 22, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Fifty one percent of workers seek new employment.
Posted March 20, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Thirty eight financial wellness issues identified by research firm.
Posted March 17, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Employer support for caregivers will benefit their companies.
Posted March 15, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Nonbanks made 93% of low downpayment home loans in 2016.
Posted March 13, 2017 by CUNA Economics
70% of those repaying student loans think they do not do a good job of managing it.
Posted March 10, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Some consumers prioritize access to cash over privacy concerns.
Posted March 08, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Average daily discretionary spending in February reaches $101.
Posted March 06, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Unemployment rate is 4.8% worker shortages exist.
Posted March 03, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Eight percent find post crisis financial recovery an impossibility.
Posted March 01, 2017 by CUNA Economics
61% make ATM withdrawals at least monthly.
Posted February 27, 2017 by CUNA Economics
87% of non homeowners would like to buy a home in the future.
Posted February 24, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Average 30 year fixed mortgage rate is 4.36%.
Posted February 22, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Watch for record card spending debt levels in 2017.
Posted February 20, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Higher wages and on the job training will attract employees.
Posted February 17, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Household debt levels near that of 2008, but debt composition varies.
Posted February 15, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Social media advertising facilitates opportunities for spontaneous ecommerce purchasing.
Posted February 13, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Stock market more impactful wild card in retirement planning for younger workers.
Posted February 10, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Mobile payment transactions to total $62.49 billion this year.
Posted February 08, 2017 by CUNA Economics
47% ‘just haven’t got around’ to estate planning.
Posted February 06, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Average incentive per vehicle $3,635.
Posted February 03, 2017 by CUNA Economics
How can artificial intelligence help financial institutions make strategic choices?
Posted February 01, 2017 by CUNA Economics
“Consumers are unquestionably safer today than they were a year ago.”
Posted January 30, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Auto delinquencies expected to reach 1.4% at year end 2017 an 8 year high.
Posted January 27, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Typical parents accept $21,000 in student debt to help kids pay for college.

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