Lending

LGFCU Helps Subprime Lending Victims

August 01, 2007
LGFCU Helps Subprime Lending Victims August 1, 2007 In light of the troubling subprime mortgage loan environment, $660 million asset Local Government Federal Credit Union , Raleigh, N.C., is taking steps to identify members that may be potential targets and victims of subprime lending. On June 25, LGFCU began mailing... READ MORE

CUs and Social Lending: Make Banking About Sharing

July 01, 2007
CUs and Social Lending: Make Banking About Sharing July 1, 2007 By Bill Merrick Want to attract young members? Take a lesson from MySpace . The social networking site provides valuable insights into young adult consumers and how credit unions might approach this market, according to Zopa's Wade Lagrone, vice... READ MORE

CU Mortgage Leader Shares Strategies

July 01, 2007
CU Mortgage Leader Shares Strategies July 1, 2007 Readers of The Oakland Press named $604 million asset T&C Federal Credit Union , Bloomfield Hills, Mich., the "Best Mortgage Lender" in Oakland County. T&C Federal's Jerry McIlrath, vice president, and Jennifer Nepjuk, mortgage manager, detail their successful mortgage strategies. What's your... READ MORE

The Five P's of Business Lending

June 01, 2007
The Five P's of Business Lending June 1, 2007 By Arnold Altman Entrepreneurs, at some point in the lives of their businesses, may have trouble paying bills. Or they realize a lack of capital limits their ability to grow. They believe a loan will resolve these issues. More often than... READ MORE

Convert Your Indirect Members: 10 Lessons

June 01, 2007
Convert Your Indirect Members: 10 Lessons June 1, 2007 By Jim Jerving Converting the indirect member into an active member is considered by many lenders a fool errand doomed to failure. Although few financial institutions have succeeded in this mission, some are achieving a measure of achievement. According to "Converting... READ MORE

Indirect Lending: Issues to Address

May 01, 2007
Indirect Lending: Issues to Address May 1, 2007 By Neil Bartlett Done right, indirect lending can boost loan volume, add members, and provide convenient, point-of-sale service. Done wrong, it can raise delinquencies and sour the member experience. Consider these issues before launching an indirect lending program: Dealer relationships Credit unions'... READ MORE

Be a Greater Lessor: Advice From CUs' Best

May 01, 2007
Be a Greater Lessor: Advice From CUs' Best May 1, 2007 By Cathy Fleming Auto leasing remains a dark art to many credit union executives--a risky service that's particularly sensitive to economic cycles and often requires close alliances with those who push the product being financed. Nevertheless, some credit unions... READ MORE

ID Theft Protection and Resolution

April 01, 2007
ID Theft Protection and Resolution April 1, 2007 One solution is to assign a specially trained coordinator to each ID theft victim to help resolve the problem. Worldwide Assistance's ID Theft Resolution service takes this approach, freeing victims to focus on normal daily life instead of on anxiety and ID... READ MORE

Bankruptcy Recovery

April 01, 2007
Bankruptcy Recovery April 1, 2007 By Judy Dahl The healing has begun. U.S. bankruptcy filings have dropped substantially since the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 went into effect Oct. 17, 2005. It's too early to predict the law's long-term effects on credit unions, but educating members... READ MORE

Audio: Dueling Economists Debate Length of Housing Recession

March 01, 2007
Audio: Dueling Economists Debate Length of Housing Recession March 1, 2007 Will the nation's housing recession be mild or severe? Listen to what Credit Union National Association economists Steve Rick and Mike Schenk have to say on the topic. Steve Rick: Why the housing recession will be severe Housing starts... READ MORE
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