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Credit Unions See Q2 Mortgage Growth And Setbacks

The second quarter of 2021 saw credit unions gain more footing in the mortgage market, but overall growth remains minimal. According to the most recent CUNA Mutual Credit Union Trends Report, fixed-rate first mortgage loan balances grew 1.8% in June, faster than 1.3% reported in June 2020. Additionally, credit unions, as of June of this […]

Wells Fargo Shut Down Opens New Opportunity For Credit Unions

Wells Fargo recently announced that it’s shutting down all existing personal lines of credit in the coming weeks and has stopped offering new lines of personal credit. This particular product was very popular with the bank’s customers, and this shutdown has, not surprisingly, angered a lot of them. What makes this cancellation all the more […]

Are Americans, And Their Wallets, Ready For Summer Vacation?

Summer is upon us, and many Americans are ready to get outside and do the things they were not able to do last year during the pandemic. According to a report from CNBC, nearly 70% of Airbnb searches for Memorial Day weekend 2021 are for off-the-beaten-path locations that are 50-300 miles from travelers’ homes. However, travel […]

Homeownership and Savings Struggles, But There’s New Hope

As we’ve passed the one-year mark into this global pandemic, we are now beginning to see the full scope of the damage it has done financially. According to a survey conducted by Real Estate Witch, 43% of respondents currently don’t have any emergency savings. As for those who do still have some savings stashed away, a […]

Slow and Steady Auto Loan Growth And Improving Quality

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, auto loan growth is making a comeback. In a recent Callahan and Associates analysis reported in Credit Union Times, compared with the third quarter of 2019, total auto lending grew 1.2%, or $4.5 billion, to $382.7 billion outstanding. As the economy reopened in the third quarter of 2020, growth has begun to […]

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