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Credit union loan balances grew at an 11% annualized pace in June, while loan delinquency rates fell, according to the latest Credit Union Trends Report from CUNA Mutual Group.
CUNA and NAFCU each submitted comment letters to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regarding 2013 Regulation X (RESPA) and Regulation Z (TILA) mortgage servicing rules, urging the CFPB to adopt several changes and clarifications.
In less than four months, mortgage providers across the nation must be ready to meet new disclosure requirements.
When it comes to millennials, the $64,000 question is when will this generation be ready to start buying their first homes?
Credit unions as a whole will continue to grow their share of the mortgage market in 2015 and into 2016, say industry experts.
As the real estate market rebounds in the Grand Canyon State's capital, one credit union here reports that a new mortgage program is attracting significant new lending business.
Though the refinance boom is over and several mortgage giants are reeling as originations decline, some credit unions are thriving as they tap into a new source first-time homebuyers.
As a bill that could bring monumental changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac works its way through the Senate, some credit union executives are concerned that larger players would have too many advantages at the expense of small lenders.
It took five years, but consumers finally are making their mortgage payments before credit card payments, according to recent analysis from TransUnion.
As the real estate market continues to make a comeback, CUs are turning to a credit union service organization to help them book more loans.
The primary drivers of loan growth continue to be first mortgages and vehicle loans.
As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wraps up implementing its voluminous mortgage rules in January, credit unions should not expect any respite from the compliance burden.
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