Articles Tagged with 'loan'

Community Partners and Leaders

December 01, 2010
Get involved and understand your community values, CUs say. READ MORE

Five Plead Guilty to $5 Million Mortgage Fraud

November 16, 2010
Fraudsters built homes that were appraised for significantly more money than they were worth, sold to straw buyers, and eventually placed in foreclosure. READ MORE

Lender Pleads Guilty in $80 Million Ponzi Scheme

September 22, 2010
A 40-year-old Lakeville, Minn., man pleaded guilty in federal court to operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least 17 lenders out of $79 million. READ MORE

Student Loan Default Rates Increase

September 21, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that the fiscal year 2008 national student loan default rate is 7%, up from 6.7% as of fiscal year 2007. READ MORE

Loan Modifications and Refinancings Continue to Increase

September 17, 2010
More than half of completed loan modifications in the second quarter lowered borrowers' monthly payments by more than 30%. READ MORE

A Tale of Opportunities

August 30, 2010
How might Charles Dickens's sage narrative apply to credit unions today? It's easy to focus only on the difficulties credit unions face right now. Afterall, there are many reasons for gloom. READ MORE

FBI Mortgage Fraud Takedown Nets 500 Arrests

June 25, 2010

“Operation Stolen Dreams” has led to 485 arrests, 330 convictions, and the recovery of $11 million.

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CU Embraces 'Make Sense' Approach to Lending

June 23, 2010

When Lyle Wermund determines whether to modify a mortgage, he asks one key question: Does the loan make sense?

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Loan Modifications: Lessons From Ent FCU

August 27, 2009
Roughly 70% of members with modified loans resume their original payments. READ MORE

Restructuring Troubled Debt

August 25, 2009
Can you spot the troubled debt restructuring in these scenarios? READ MORE

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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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