The year 2011 was one of growth and change for credit unions. Many CUs announced positive news, such as asset growth, improved loan performance and large bonus dividend payouts. The Bank Transfer Day movement increased membership numbers for CUs, and many CU newcomers are in their 20s and 30s. As...
President Obama circumvented Senate Republicans and made a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In making the appointment he explained that we “shouldn’t be weakening oversight and accountability, we should be strengthening it–especially when it comes to looking out for families."
The 135,000-member Royal Credit Union has purchased the mortgage servicing rights to $600 million in mortgage loans from a local bank that the FDIC subsequently took over and sold to another bank.
Wisconsin CU assumes 4,200 mortgages worth $600 million as FDIC moves to shut down Minnesota-based The RiverBank.
Should CUs join a retreat from reverse mortgages or continue offering the loans aimed at seniors?
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Consumers have a new tool in their tool belt today: the mouse. Today’s consumers are using the Internet to find information, obtain advice and buy products at an increasing pace. Though face-to-face customer interaction and phone calls are not going away, they’re no longer enough. To stay relevant to your...
Consumers have a new tool in their tool belt today: the mouse. Today’s consumers are using the Internet to find information, obtain advice and buy products at an increasing pace.
The co-author of Freakonomics says credit unions would benefit by looking at data, especially involving incentives, in new ways.
An expert in consumer behavior with checking accounts and debit cards has predicted that a proposed cap on debit interchange might, in the end, lead to more debit card transactions.