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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
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.
Posted January 25, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Forty eight percent of consumers live paycheck to paycheck.
Posted January 23, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Experts are optimistic growth will continue.
Posted January 20, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Total long term care costs average over $91,000 for men women pay twice as much.
Posted January 13, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Mortgage rates expected to range from 3.75% to 4.6%.
Posted January 11, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Don’t forget about tax ramifications in retirement savings plans.
Posted January 09, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Retirees have five options to preserve their dollars.
Posted January 06, 2017 by CUNA Economics
18.43 million vehicles sold in 2016, besting predictions of 17.7 million sales.
Posted January 04, 2017 by CUNA Economics
Companies can help curb disruptive trends resulting from high consumer education debt.
Posted December 30, 2016 by CUNA Economics
44.2 million Americans hold student loan debt 4.7 million in default.
Posted December 28, 2016 by CUNA Economics
66% are not comfortable making investment choices for their 401(k).
Posted December 21, 2016 by CUNA Economics
One fourth of millennials 18 25 did not use any vacation time in 2016.
Posted December 19, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Data analytics grows in importance for HR.
Posted December 16, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Seven “to dos” keep plans up to date.
Posted December 14, 2016 by CUNA Economics
NCUA has signaled the possibility that a 3 to 6 basis point National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund premium may be levied in 2017. This is a very surprising announcement given the current
Posted December 14, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Third quarter real estate values up $554 billion.
Posted December 12, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Consideration of overall financial wellness grows in importance.
Posted December 09, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Record 32% of auto trade ins are underwater.
Posted December 07, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Millennials believe side jobs required to amass adequate retirement funds.
Posted December 05, 2016 by CUNA Economics

Complexity of disclosures and variety of fees pose obstacles to cost-conscious consumers.  

Posted December 02, 2016 by CUNA Economics
18% of accountholders pay more than $100 in overdrafts per year.
Posted November 30, 2016 by CUNA Economics
58% fail to follow holiday budgets.
Posted November 28, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Regulatory concerns ‘top driver for security spending.’

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