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Impact Strategies From June 2022

Think there’s no room for creativity in banking? Think again. These stories from the last month reveal a host of new ways credit unions are finding to serve members and make a difference in their communities.

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How Credit Unions Can Ease The Back-To-School Burden

From financial education to grants for the classroom and more, three credit unions share their tips for making the transition back to school a bit easier.

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Mortgage Originations Rise Gradually Amid Surge In Home Values

First mortgage originations at credit unions have risen substantially in the last decade, a period in which median home values have nearly doubled.

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Helping Credit Union Members Navigate The Vehicle-Affordability Crisis

Four reasons vehicle affordability is at an all-time low and how residual-based financing can offer a solution with lower monthly payments

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Impact Strategies From June 2022

Think there’s no room for creativity in banking? Think again. These stories from the last month reveal a host of new ways credit unions are finding to serve members and make a difference in their communities.

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5 Takeaways From Trendwatch 1Q 2022

How did credit unions perform in the first three months of the year? Learn this and other insights from Callahan’s quarterly webinar.

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Credit Unions’ Auto Market Share Hits All-Time High

Despite all the challenges associated with buying a car right now, more consumers than ever are turning to credit unions for auto loans.

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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.

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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.

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Residential Lending Slows Even As Market Share Rises

The industry closed out the first quarter with a higher percentage of the total mortgage market, although originations dropped amid decreasing inventories and a broader slowdown in home loan activity.

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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.

Impact Strategies From June 2022

Think there’s no room for creativity in banking? Think again. These stories from the last month reveal a host of new ways credit unions are finding to serve members and make a difference in their communities.

Read More »
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