• CU rep testifies at Senate predatory lending hearings

    WASHINGTON-In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Aviation Associates Credit Union President/CEO Lee Williams explained that credit unions are part of the solution to the predatory lending problem and that legislation should not be overly inclusive. Many lenders, including CUNA officials, are worried that the term `predatory' has become synonymous...

  • Home lending up slightly in 2000 for Asians, Hispanics

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's (FFIEC) recently released annual report was a mixed bag of news of home lending trends among ethnic groups in the U.S. According to the report, the number of home loans made to Asians and Hispanics increased slightly last year - up 8%...

  • Bankruptcy reform, not economy, greater influence on CU delinquencies and charge-offs

    WASHINGTON - Credit unions would do better to keep an eye on developments with bankruptcy legislation currently in conference committee than economic conditions when trying to predict upswings in mortgage loan delinquency rates. The pattern of low charge-offs will be tied more to bankruptcy legislation than to economic cycles, says...

  • BRANCHING OUT

    Credit Union ONE, Ferndale, Mich., has held the grand opening of its new branch in Rochester Hills. To celebrate, Credit Union ONE will buy back unused checks from other financial institutions for $10, and provide a free box of checks to new members opening checking accounts. Credit Union ONE has...

  • re:Member launches XML-based workflow module

    INDIANAPOLIS - Credit union data processor re:Member Data here has released StreamLine, a XML real-time interface module available for its cuStar core data processing software that assists in automating workflow. StreamLine was developed for use in call centers and at the member service/new account desk, and development is underway for...

  • Community participation pays off big time for Canadian credit union

    WINDSOR, Ontario, Canada - People always talk about win-win situations, but Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) came up with a great win-win situation. When they offered to help local organizations they ended up with a lot more than goodwill. They found major growth. In an interview with Credit Union Times,...

  • Additional results of 2001 National Housing Survey

    * 48% of homeowners who currently have a mortgage said they used a bank or a credit union to obtain their mortgage loan. Nearly half said they received their mortgage from other sources for mortgage financing. * Among those who use a bank or a credit union for their mortgage,...

  • Subprime lending door swings both ways for credit-impaired borrowers

    WASHINGTON - The growth in subprime lending to credit-impaired borrowers has opened the door to home-ownership for many consumers that would have otherwise remained shut. But subprime lending to consumers with credit problems has also indirectly given rise to two mortgage processes in the U.S. - one that leaves borrowers...

  • CLF, CDRLF, and CDFI funding set

    WASHINGTON-Shortly after the stroke of midnight July 31, the House passed the Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations legislation. The bill passed by a vote of 336 to 89. Despite the lobbying efforts of CUNA and NAFCU, the bill set a cap on the Central Liquidity...

  • House appoints bankruptcy conferees

    WASHINGTON-Last week, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) appointed conferees to the bankruptcy reform legislation conference. According to credit union Hill lobbyists, none of the conferees named were a surprise. NAFCU Senior Lobbyist Murray Chanow said he is only surprised that the House did not name more than 19...