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House Prices Rise in Second Quarter

September 01, 2010
U.S. house prices rose in the second quarter of 2010 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's seasonally adjusted purchase-only house price index. READ MORE

Real Estate at a Crossroads?

September 01, 2010
CUs are continuing with strong underwriting standards while helping members as much as possible to stay in their homes. 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

Five More Mortgage Fraud Schemes

August 24, 2010
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council warns financial institutions to be on the watch for these common mortgage schemes. READ MORE

What Happens in Europe Doesn't Stay in Europe

August 19, 2010
The latest "100-year" economic crisis to affect the global economy, which lately seems to occur every seven to eight years, is the Euro-Zone debt crisis. The culprit: Too much borrowing and spending during the last decade. READ MORE

Cheney: Drive Home MBL Message During Senate Recess

August 11, 2010
The five-week recess is a great opportunity to reach senators at home during town hall meetings and campaign events. READ MORE

GAO Releases TARP Report

July 27, 2010
Since the Troubled Asset Relief Program was authorized, the U.S. Treasury Department has initiated a number of efforts under the program, disbursing $385 billion for loans and equity investments, according to testimony by the Government Accountability Office. READ MORE

Credit Cards More Transparent, Yet Problems Remain

July 23, 2010
Most of the practices deemed unfair or deceptive by the Federal Reserve have disappeared from new credit card offers since federal passage of the Credit CARD Act last year, according to a new report by the Pew Health Group's Safe Credit Cards Project. Yet new trends have emerged that could cost cardholders significantly. READ MORE

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