WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (1/11/10)--Truliant FCU in Winston-Salem, N.C., said it experienced a 32% increase in mortgages closed in December over the same period in 2008, according to the North Carolina Credit Union League. “We have continued to be a viable solution for members looking to purchase a home or to refinance an existing mortgage,” said Troy Martens, Truliant vice president of consumer and real estate lending. “Our mortgage department has been very busy in light of the current economy. I think that can be attributed to two factors: we have very competitive rates, and our members know that our goal is to put them in a loan they can actually afford,” he told dBusiness News (Weekly Update Jan. 8). Truliant has about $1.3 billion in assets.