The U.S. housing finance market may be poised for a historic shift away from a long trend of primarily refinancing existing real estate loans to primarily funding new real estate purchases.
This Opinion piece looks at how iPad remains solidly at the top of the mobile food chain but all channels must remain in consideration.
CU Realty Services, the housing finance CUSO that seeks to make credit union central to their members real estate purchasing experiences, announced it has signed on two more credit unions.
CU Realty CEO Mike Corn said the improving housing market and growing name recognition have helped the CUSO grow its business.
The market appears to have made significant progress digesting the large number of foreclosed properties left over from the housing finance crisis.
The one clear fact in the raging debate about the role of branches for credit unions is that the voices are getting louder on both sides, with some insisting that clinging to branches is strangling the industry’s profitability while others say that the personalization is what makes credit unions different.
Study finds 18 cases of inside theft, up from eight in 2011. Overall, 33% of embezzlements, report said, stemmed from gambling.
This preview from next week's print edition takes another look at the possible fate of bricks-and-mortar branching.
Hirings, promotions, retirements among credit union people.
U.S. strengths: high productivity, the rule of law, relatively cheap real estate, low transport and energy prices, restrained labor costs.