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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
CUs Offer Lower Fees, Higher Rates On Checking, Savings: Wallet Hub
Credit unions provide better interest rates on customers' checking and savings accounts than other financial institutions, according to a report from personal finance social network WalletHub, a unit of Evolution Finance.
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Credit unions are making community banks sweat in the small business lending arena. more »
A strong 2014 for credit unions should bode well for the New Year—at least as far as lending is concerned. more »
VIENNA, Va. — In a sign that the nation's largest credit union plans to expand its member business lending, Navy Federal has created a dedicated commercial participation loan position. more »
WASHINGTON — The Federal Housing Finance Agency is in an uncomfortable spot in 2015, caught between a Republican majority already critical of its recent actions and an Obama administration bent on increasing access to credit in part by using the agency's powers. more »
MIDLAND, Mich. — Whether the money is for coping with an unexpectedly high gas bill or just paying for holiday gifts, the "Whatever Loan" continues to be a big success for Members First CU here. more »
Member business loans are often touted as a major area of opportunity for credit unions, but they also come with additional risk not the least of which are special concerns related to collections. more »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is urging the Department of Defense to finalize a proposal meant to stop lenders from offering expensive credit to military personnel. more »
WASHINGTON — OAS Staff FCU here has $220,000 in new loans on the books after a summertime promotion offering loans to help their soccer-mad members afford to travel to Brazil to see the World Cup. more »
SEATTLE — Verity Credit Union, a $432-million federally-insured state-charter, launched a program last year to further encourage the local popularity of bicycle riding. more »
Eight months into the Non-Prime Auto Lending (NPAL) pilot, none of the participating credit unions has had to write off a single loan, according to the program's consultant. more »
The Small Business Administration has introduced a new online credit scoring tool that can be used for most of its small business loans of $350,000 or less more »
Data indicates that not only are more and more people acquiring credit cards from credit unions, but that the default and delinquency rates were lower for credit cards issued by credit unions than those offered by banks. more »
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced that limits on "conforming loans" — mortgage loans which conform to guidelines of government-sponsored enterprises like Fannie Mae and backed by the federal government — will remain largely unchanged next year. more »
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