Learn about holiday lending, near-prime paper and more in this week's Focus Report.
As the amount of data captured grows, lenders are discovering that new technology platforms present new risks.
With autumn nipping at the heels of the last days of summer, credit unions are already gearing up to roll out their holiday loan programs.
In 2012, we launched our zero-interest holiday loan for up to $1,000, which is offered from the Monday before Thanksgiving through the end of the year.
By deliberately lending more to members with near-prime credit scores and not as much to members with prime scores, two credit unions are beefing up their balance sheets.
The increase in loan volume results in two consecutive quarters of total revenue growth, the industry's best numbers in five years.
SNL Financial says reserves were $26.90 billion in the second quarter.
The suburban Chicago firm provides contact center and lender services for more than 300 credit unions, banks and mortgage lenders.
Credit unions that compare how many auto loans come from indirect channels to how many originate organically may be in for a shock.
A credit union financed property on its way to REO finds a buyer.