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This year marked not only the end of a decade, but the passing of the 10-year mark on an economic expansion since the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009.

Just as credit unions were gearing up a year ago for higher interest rates, rates fell and margins were squeezed. Meanwhile, car lending continued to slow, even as real estate lending spiked with a new wave of refinances.

Jim DuPlessis

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