Indirect Lending Articles

Machine Learning Can Improve CUs’ “People Helping People”

Machine Learning Can Improve CUs’ “People Helping People”

Computer programming has come a long way since the late 1970s and early 80s, when high school students learned BASIC and wrote simple programs on Commodore 64s. Today, six-year-olds learn coding from LEGO kits purchased at Target and young entrepreneurs are earning millions writing apps and selling them to global fintech companies. Until recently, however,…

‘CUDL Way of Life’ Results in More Booking, Better Dealer Relations, and Expanded Market Presence for Amplify Credit Union

‘CUDL Way of Life’ Results in More Booking, Better Dealer Relations, and Expanded Market Presence for Amplify Credit Union

When $930 million Amplify Credit Union, based in Austin, Texas, switched to the CUDL platform it was more than just a change of indirect auto lending portals, it represented a move up to the “CUDL way of life,” according to Tony Kountoupis. Kountoupis, the credit union’s VP of consumer lending, said Amplify had been using…

Consumers Credit Union Finds Success Blazing An “Indirect” Trail With CU Direct In Western Michigan

Consumers Credit Union Finds Success Blazing An “Indirect” Trail With CU Direct In Western Michigan

Consumers Credit Union wanted more – much more – out of its indirect auto lending program. The credit union was frustrated with the inefficient way dealer partners sent the credit union applications through many costly systems, which ended up in their separate loan origination system. This, combined with a desire to work with a credit…

How To Optimize Loan Performance

How To Optimize Loan Performance

Rapid growth in credit union indirect lending programs has triggered more examiner scrutiny and additional emphasis on the performance of these programs. Credit unions can be more effective in mitigating risk and optimizing performance within their indirect portfolios by taking a number of steps, including implementing a series of key metrics: dealer performance scorecards, multi-dimensional…

Credit Union Auto Lending Cruising in 2018

Credit Union Auto Lending Cruising in 2018

Remember late last year, when auto loans were predicted to drive 2018 total credit union loan growth at a rate of 9.5 percent? Some doubted credit unions would achieve that growth rate, especially after a number of industry experts forecasted a 2.3 percent reduction in 2018 new car sales. The post-recession boost in new car…

Credit Union Embraces Digital Lending System, Grows Indirect Lending to Become Wisconsin’s #2 Auto Lender

Credit Union Embraces Digital Lending System, Grows Indirect Lending to Become Wisconsin’s #2 Auto Lender

University of Wisconsin Credit Union (UW Credit Union) has come a long way with its indirect auto lending since first implementing CU Direct’s CUDL Platform – in more ways than one. Mike Long, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for the $2.7 billion UW Credit Union, based in Madison, Wis., recalls rudimentary technology and…

LOS Automation Allows Kings Federal Credit Union to Lend Large

LOS Automation Allows Kings Federal Credit Union to Lend Large

When credit union executives think of liquidity management tools, loan origination software isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind. But that’s exactly how Kings Federal, a SEG-based credit union in Hanford, Calif., is using CU Direct’s Lending 360 loan origination system (LOS). Kings Federal is a robust auto lender, with auto loans representing…

For UWCU, Excellence in Indirect Lending Resulted in Significant Growth

For UWCU, Excellence in Indirect Lending Resulted in Significant Growth

Indirect lending provides credit unions with the unique ability to offer a convenient method of financing to members, while also having the opportunity to grow their member base. As one of the fastest growing loan segments for credit unions, this is an important way for them to diversify and deepen their loan portfolio. Credit unions…

Credit Union Auto Lending Revs-Up

Credit Union Auto Lending Revs-Up

Credit unions have been gaining auto lending market share for a few years, and 2017 not only continued this trend but proved to be an especially good year. Credit unions market strength is reinforced by the 11.3% year-over-year auto loan growth they experienced in 2017, expanding their market share in both new and used car…

6 Questions Every Credit Union Must Ask When Assessing Asset Recovery & Disposition

6 Questions Every Credit Union Must Ask When Assessing Asset Recovery & Disposition

Asset recovery and disposition is something few credit union executives enjoy talking about. Still, compliant recovery and disposition processes that perform well against industry benchmarks are a key component of solid auto loan portfolio performance. To assess how well your recovery and disposition processes are performing, there are six key questions every credit union executive…