Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive
150x172_CUEffect.jpg
Contacts
LISA MCCUEVICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MICHELLE WILLITSManaging Editor
RON JOOSSASSISTANT EDITOR
ALEX MCVEIGHSTAFF NEWSWRITER
TOM SAKASHSTAFF NEWSWRITER

News Now

CU System
Wisconsin league CEO interviewed on safetysoundness
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (3/9/09)--Credit unions in Wisconsin are riding out the current economic storm remarkably well, according to an article in WisBusiness.com Friday. The publication interviewed Brett Thompson, president/CEO of the Wisconsin Credit Union League, who said Wisconsin credit unions are in good shape because they stayed away from toxic subprime mortgages and other exotic loans that brought down some lenders. He pointed out that The Wall Street Journal and other national publications have cited credit unions for their safety and soundness during difficult times. All in all, he said, "I think we are safe, sound and ready to lend." Over the past 12 months, Wisconsin credit unions have had the second-highest asset growth of credit unions in the U.S., the highest loan growth and the sixth-highest membership growth. Thompson also addressed the lending cap on member business loans and noted that at least 13 credit unions in the state are up against the 12.25% of assets cap. "Credit unions here in Wisconsin have historically always made small business loans. Many of them can point to the initial minutes of their forming meetings where some of their first loans were to a local small business," he said. To view the entire article or listen to an audio of the interview, use the link.
Other Resources

RSS





print
News Now LiveWire
.@TransUnion: #millennials climbing into driver's seat with loans http://t.co/S4H9OIB3Av
54 minutes ago
Breaking at #NewsNow: @CUNA backed bill introduced by @RepEdRoyce @GregoryMeeks would raise MBL cap. #CUSmallBiz http://t.co/ZDAb2UMoQz
2 hours ago
Loan growth at federally insured #creditunions in 2014 climbed to highest level since 2005, @TheNCUA reported today. Watch News Now Tues.
2 hours ago
.@Bankrate's top #creditunion survey hits @TIME http://t.co/xcMer497TN
3 hours ago
.@fileneresearch IDs 5 challenges for #women in #creditunion leadership http://t.co/GAYbw2dcCl
4 hours ago