Mortgage Lending Articles

How Credit Unions Can Set Themselves Apart in the Mortgage Lending Business

How Credit Unions Can Set Themselves Apart in the Mortgage Lending Business

Since their inception, credit unions have been able to leverage the membership dynamic to set themselves apart from other financial institutions. But when it comes to building a mortgage lending pipeline, it takes more than just a built-in membership base to serve today’s borrowers’ needs. Let’s take a closer look at three ways credit unions…

Economic and Lending Trends Webcast Recap: GDP Growth is Slowing, But No Recession In Sight

Economic and Lending Trends Webcast Recap: GDP Growth is Slowing, But No Recession In Sight

The U.S. economy posted huge growth numbers in 2018. Conditions have cooled a bit in 2019, but despite numerous predictions of a pending recession in recent weeks, there are signs pointing to continued economic growth, for at least the next 12 months. That was the prediction from Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, nationally acclaimed economist, who spoke…

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,…

Growing Your Mortgage Business In A Challenging Market

Growing Your Mortgage Business In A Challenging Market

It’s a great time to be a lender in just about any loan category in the credit union industry. Assets, total loans, resi, auto, credit cards, member business loans are all up. Even better news, delinquencies are at cycle lows, so performance is strong due to a healthy economy. The only blinking red light has…

Home Financing: A Great Opportunity for Credit Unions

Home Financing: A Great Opportunity for Credit Unions

Credit unions are known for world-class customer service, but most home lending business is going to banks or non-traditional lenders rather than to credit unions, even when it comes to their own members. What are credit unions missing? What are the risks and benefits of diving deeper into home lending? We examine these issues—and more—in…