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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
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.’
Posted November 23, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Sixteen percent of caregivers reduce retirement contributions to financially support loved ones.
Posted November 21, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Independent lenders carry 51.4% of mortgage loan dollars in third quarter.
Posted November 18, 2016 by CUNA Economics
46% of American employers struggle to fill vacant positions.
Posted November 16, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Loan amounts averaged $184,179 in September, says Ellie Mae.
Posted November 14, 2016 by CUNA Economics
‘Boomerang borrowers will be a critical segment of the real estate market.’
Posted November 11, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Engaged employees demonstrate loyalty those disengaged give the ‘entire generation a bad name.’
Posted November 09, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Employee wants, technology, and public policy will impact business models.
Posted November 07, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Foreclosure rate for September is 3.38%.   September data collected by Black Knight Financial Services “shows that only 1% of the total number of mortgage in the U.S. are currently in active foreclosure,” according to an
Posted November 03, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Corporate Stabilization Fund Update
Posted November 02, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Eighty eight percent of buyers finance their home purchase.   Home prices are up in 2016—the median price paid by all buyers is a median $227,700, notes the National Association of Realtors in its 2016 Profile
Posted October 31, 2016 by CUNA Economics
75% of companies plan to offer holiday bonuses.
Posted October 28, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Five trends emerge that signal good news for proprietors of small enterprises.
Posted October 26, 2016 by CUNA Economics
658 million vacation days untaken in 2015.
Posted October 24, 2016 by CUNA Economics
Cards remain a popular payment option, despite growing use of mobile pay.
Posted October 21, 2016 by CUNA Economics
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