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.

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

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

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"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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