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In depth analysis and commentary on trends and issues in the credit union industry.
Posted July 29, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Numbers of self employed and unincorporated workers down to 6.5% from 8.5%.  

Posted July 27, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Earnings up for millennials other financial circumstances pose challenges.  

Posted July 24, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Manpower survey says U.S. has ‘one of the strongest hiring outlooks in the world’.   

Posted July 22, 2015 by CUNA Economics

38 45% of households with at least one member 50+ transfer funds to younger family members.  

Posted July 20, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Data resources lacking on a significant facet of American labor market.  

Posted July 17, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Teen employment rate in summer 2014 was 31.3%.  

Posted July 15, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Xers carry $8,000 in card debt boomers $6,000.  

Posted July 13, 2015 by CUNA Economics

In 2013, only 49.2% of American families had retirement funds.  

Posted July 10, 2015 by CUNA Economics
Household borrowing up 2.2% in first quarter 2015. 
Posted July 08, 2015 by CUNA Economics

62% toss and turn over at least one financial issue.   

Posted July 06, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Differences in savings habits between millennials and boomers have significant implications for plan sponsors and advisors.  

Posted July 01, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Survey says homeownership rate is 64.5%.  

Posted June 29, 2015 by CUNA Economics

60% of consumers lack savings delaying events makes sense.   

Posted June 26, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Vermont to lose 11.54% Arizona to gain 23.85% over next 15 years.  

Posted June 24, 2015 by CUNA Economics

New report from the FRB NY reports personal savings rates remain high.   

Posted June 22, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Survey shows improving economy helps confident workers to be choosy.  

Posted June 19, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Purchase volume on all cards $4.910 trillion in 2014.  

Posted June 17, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Repeat financing masks borrower distress. 

Posted June 15, 2015 by CUNA Economics

It’s “full speed ahead” for auto lending at credit unions.  

Posted June 12, 2015 by CUNA Economics

It is advantageous for financial institutions when foreclosure properties maintain occupancy.  

Posted June 10, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Four policy needs revealed.   

Posted June 08, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Number of business startups increases in 32 states.  

Posted June 05, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Seniors can make changes that ease their retirement concerns.  

Posted June 03, 2015 by CUNA Economics

65% say they are “doing OK” financially or are “living comfortably.”   

Posted June 01, 2015 by CUNA Economics

3.3 million HELOC loans to reset 2015 2018.  

Posted May 29, 2015 by CUNA Economics

New model facilitates viability and competitiveness of participating credit unions.

Posted May 27, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Those earning $75,000+ not immune from challenges to build savings; household budgets tight.   

Posted May 22, 2015 by CUNA Economics

40% have ‘given up’ and ‘troubling trends’ continue.  

Posted May 20, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Employers intend to cut costs and limit options.  

Posted May 18, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Longer life expectancy and lesser incomes contribute to retirement hurdles for women.  

Posted May 15, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Study shows student loan holders have 15% lower 60+ day delinquency rate on new loans.

Posted May 13, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Contributors up 18% over 2013.  

Posted May 11, 2015 by CUNA Economics

5.54% of loans at Q1 end ‘at least one payment past due’.  

Posted May 08, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Hiring lags despite the greatest number of available jobs since 2000.  

Posted May 06, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Escalating home prices not necessarily indicative of recovered real estate market.   

Posted May 04, 2015 by CUNA Economics

Average loan balances up 74% borrowers struggle to save.  

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