CUNA Mutual Group economist Steve Rick forecasts only a 3.5% growth in savings balances this year.
Catalyst Corporate cites improved employment, stock market highs, stable consumer prices, cheaper gas.
This Opinion piece looks at what financial institutions can do now to restore confidence in them.
Credit union survey contrasts with investor survey from Spectrem that shows personal issues such as health at the fore.
Poll of 5,500 consumers finds women less confident than men in overall state of their finances.
Credit union members’ attitudes about the economy continued to improve during the past quarter and are better than they were a year ago, according to data released from the credit union member demographic of the Discover Financial Services’ “U.S. Spending Monitor.”
Discover Financial Services survey finds credit union members more positive than non-members.
Do credit union members think more positively than non-credit union members do when it comes to the U.S. economy and their personal finances? According to the Discover U.S. Spending Monitor, a monthly consumer survey conducted by banking and payment services giant Discover Financial Services, the answer is yes.
Some 10% of credit union members rated the U.S. economy as “good” or “excellent” in January 2012, compared with just 5% of CU members three months earlier
Fannie Mae survey also finds increase in underwater mortgages.