Articles by Steve Rodgers

Mobile Security Jitters

A growing number of consumers tag smartphones as 'unsafe' or 'very unsafe.'
Researchers at Javelin Strategy & Research were stumped when despite strong annual increases in smartphone adoption, a recent study showed no corresponding increase in consumer adoption of mobile banking.
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Jump-Starting Auto Loans

Used-car lending at credit unions is hot.
Our cover story this month explains how used-car lending at credit unions is hot, while new-car lending certainly is not. We also look at some innovative strategies credit unions have come up with to pump up flat auto loan portfolios.
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Intent to Confuse

The typical payday loan borrower is indebted for more than half of the year.
I tend to get suspicious when the name of a trade association doesn't accurately describe who it represents.
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Age and Awareness

The disturbing truth: 69% of nonmembers age 18 to 24 know very little about CUs.
Attracting younger members can be tough when more than two-thirds of nonmembers age 18 to 24 know very little about CUs, according to CUNA's latest research.
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