Continuing what the credit union says is an ongoing trend, the$1.3 billion Truliant Federal Credit Union closed 32% moremortgages this past June than it closed in June of 2008.


The credit union attributed its members' mortgage demand to itsphilosophy that that any decision the credit union makes must bebeneficial to the members.


"June was a busy month to say the least," said Troy Martens,vice president of consumer and real estate lending forTruliant.


"Our mortgage department has been very busy in light of thecurrent economy and I think that can be contributed to two mainfactors: we have very competitive rates and our members know thatour goal is to put them in a loan that they can actuallyafford."

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