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Reg Z and the CARD Act

September 29, 2010
Sometimes, a literal reading of a particular Regulation Z provision doesn't disclose the full intent or meaning. 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

Shop Around for Title Insurance

September 15, 2010
Your members may not have a very good understanding of what title insurance covers or what it costs. But title insurance is one of the largest expenses when closing on a purchase or refinance. READ MORE

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

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