Tim Mislansky, a leading executive in credit union housing finance, has started a blog aimed at helping credit unions offer mortgage loans.
Mislansky is president of myCUmortgage and senior vice president and chief lending
officer at the $2.6 billion Wright-Patt Credit Union in Fairborn, Ohio.
In addition he has served on Fannie Mae’s Credit Union Advisory Council Board, the Prime Alliance Advisory Board, and the Ohio Credit Union Foundation Board.
He currently serves on the Mortgage Cadence Advisory Board and the board of directors for both the American Credit Union Mortgage Association and CU Realty Inc. He is also involved in the local Habitat for Humanity and has served on the advisory board for the HomeOwnership Center of Greater Dayton and been part of Filene Research Institute’s i3 program.
“I believe credit unions are the best source for Americans to get a home loan,” says Mislansky. “We’re locally owned and operated. We’re not-for-profits. And we’re based on cooperative principles. Unfortunately, only about 7% of Americans seem to agree with me. But, I am out to change that!”
Mislansky stressed that he is writing the blog with all credit unions in mind, not only those who work with his firm or credit union and that he believes credit unions can share their knowledge to help each other overcome the challenges that housing finance can carry.
And he hopes the blog's humorous name – Mortgages are Memberlicious – will help draw readers.
“I’ve been fortunate to have had a lot of great opportunities and have met some really talented and innovative people,” says Mislansky. “I hope to use these experiences and insights on “Mortgages are Memberlicious” to cause credit union leaders to re-think what their credit union is, or isn’t, doing to help their members with mortgages.
“I encourage credit union leaders to follow the blog and help us collectively grow our market share. For if credit unions are helping more Americans with home ownership, we become more meaningful in their lives.”