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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
Posted December 18, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Wages improve economists cautiously optimistic  

Posted December 16, 2014 by CUNA Economics

A healthy recovery would boast 1.5 million starts per month.

Posted December 12, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Thirteen percent indicate they did not have a loan, when in reality, they did.  

Posted December 11, 2014 by CUNA Economics

BofA Merrill Lynch “Cautiously Optimistic”   

Posted December 09, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Latino households biggest beneficiaries of the CARD Act.  

Posted December 05, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Homes close to city centers increase in value when gas prices climb.   

Posted December 04, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Grads take longer to finish degrees, missed opportunities part of the cost. 

Posted December 02, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Likely home appraisal error rate is 1 in 7   

Posted November 20, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Alternative student loan payment plans ease debt burdens.  

Posted November 20, 2014 by CUNA Economics

House flipping at low levels gross profits record high.   

Posted November 20, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Debt per person averages $28,496.   

Posted November 19, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Retirements Jeopardized as 401(k)s Languish  

Posted November 18, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Access to funds to pay for an education is a complicating factor for some.   

Posted November 14, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Fifty five percent of middle class postpones retirement saving.   About one third of the American middle class is challenged when it comes to contributing to retirement savings, as 24% currently do not contribute to a 401(k), IRA, or other

Posted November 13, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Lesser home equity impactful for bottom three fifths.   

Posted November 11, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Consumers not willing to overextend.   

Posted November 07, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Moderate wage increases stave off inflation concerns.  

Posted November 06, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Eighty eight percent of all buyers seek financing.  

Posted November 04, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Loan volumes expected to rise despite hesitation of some business owners to take on debt. 

Posted October 31, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Varying opinions exist on beneficial economic impact of lesser energy costs.  

Posted October 30, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Mobile users are more engaged with their finances  Technology continues to make its impact in the world of finance this time increasing ROI for mobile users as revealed in Fidelity’s Mobile Money Study.  Sixty nine percent of traders using mobile

Posted October 28, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Potential savings in home ownership depend on loan type, location, and consumer circumstances.   

Posted October 22, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Credit union share of originations almost triples.   

Posted October 22, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Credit unions can expect a continuation of relatively strong loan demand.  

Posted October 21, 2014 by CUNA Economics

401(k) plans survived the recession, and emerged even stronger.  

Posted October 16, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Rebounding labor market and personal income increases spark confidence. 

Posted October 15, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Small- and medium-sized businesses ‘skittish’ in the current economy.

Posted October 14, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Forty two percent of Americans feel the economy looks brighter.  

Posted October 09, 2014 by CUNA Economics

More than a few people are concerned about the possibility of a subprime auto loan bubble.

Posted October 09, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Credit union auto loan growth in accord with trends.

Posted October 03, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Lingering concerns afford the Federal Reserve considerable flexibility in its conduct of monetary policy.

Posted October 02, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Various pieces of the unemployment picture puzzle economists.

Posted October 01, 2014 by CUNA Economics
Posted September 30, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Current retiree spending benchmarks needs for savers, financial experts, and policy makers. 

Posted September 25, 2014 by CUNA Economics

“Health care costs are now the top retirement financial worry.”

Posted September 24, 2014 by CUNA Economics

Financial well-being part of a “great lives” outcome 

Posted September 23, 2014 by AlexW

The financial services industry can help consumers navigate the changing landscape of retirement.

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