2022: Best Of Lending

10 ways to lead through lending.

As we celebrate the holiday season, the office of Callahan & Associates will be closed Dec. 26 through Jan. 2. Enjoy this selection of the best of 2022, and we’ll see you in 2023.


A Call For Cooperatives To Close The Racial Homeownership Gap
GreenState Credit Union has committed $1 billion toward home loans for communities of color. CEO Jeff Disterhoft is rallying the entire industry to take similar steps.


Increasing Mobility One Loan At A Time
New loan products from DCU and Service Credit Union could help provide a wider range of mobility options for disabled consumers.


How Are Credit Unions Are Coping With Surging Mortgage Rates?
Some underwriting and belt-tightening, staffing and product changes are part of the response as swiftly rising rates roil the housing market.


Wings Financial Scores Major Points With Its Amazon-Loving Members
The Twin Cities cooperative is the first credit union to let members use their credit card points to shop with the e-commerce titan.


Inclusive Lending For First-Time Homebuyers Turns Dreams Into Reality
A program at Carolina Foothills FCU targets low-income borrowers with flexible underwriting practices, financial education, and partnerships with public, private, and nonprofit groups.

Lead With Purpose

Rethink your credit union’s role and responsibility to members, employees, communities, and the environment with Sustainable Business Strategy , a learning experience that Callahan & Associates offers in collaboration with Harvard Business School Online. Registration is now open for the January 2023 cohort.



Small Credit Unions Get A Big Charge Out Of EV Lending
Financing alternatives for electric vehicles make mission sense for two cooperatives in Denver and Seattle.


Arlington Community Sets The PACE For Sustainability
The Virginia cooperative leverages a government-guaranteed loans program to help local business owners make an environmental difference.


Interest Buy Downs Take Flight At Wings Financial
The Twin Cities cooperative is giving card users the option to reduce auto loan interest rates as a points redemption.


Crowdsourcing For A Cause: How Blue FCU Plans To Ease The Down Payment Pinch
The Wyoming-based credit union is testing a program that rewards members for contributing to a fund to help other members more easily afford a down payment on a home.


Lease Buyouts Are Booming At Affinity FCU
High used car prices make buying out the residual on a leased vehicle a burgeoning business, and this New Jersey credit union is targeting that trade.

December 26, 2022

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