Rising Consumer Confidence Raises Spending, Auto Lending

Make sure your credit union capitalizes on boost in consumer spending. Harland Clarke offers the keys to loan marketing success.

A Shutdown Primer: What Happens When the Government Stops Working?

What happens during a government shutdown? Which agencies are affected, and how does a shutdown impact the Affordable Care Act?

Why Debit Cards Are Still a Growth Product

Financial institutions with assets over $10 billion shifted their focus from debit cards during the interchange fee battle. Still, Strategic Link partner Card Services for Credit Unions (CSCU) thinks the product may present opportunities for credit unions.

Washington Legislative Week in Review: Committees Hold Final Hearings as Budget Talks Continue

With the end of the regular session just three weeks away, the Washington State Legislature will now move to floor action, as committees not tied to implementing the budget have held their final hearings for the session.

National Survey Says Consumers Will Spend More during Holidays

A new national survey from CUNA and the Consumer Federation of America released Wednesday says more consumers will spend more this holiday season than last, marking the fourth year of gradual improvement since the beginning of the recession in 2008.

Calling Credit Union Volunteers to JA Biztown, Finance Park for Financial Literacy

Junior Achievement BizTown and Finance Park are living examples of the credit union commitment to financial literacy education. Credit union volunteers are invited to three rewarding April events to give students “real life” money lessons.

What Credit Unions Can Expect from the 2012 Economy

Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union gives credit union professionals an inside look at what’s to come in 2012.

Survey Forecasts Cautious Holiday Spending

A survey released this week by CUNA and the Consumer Federation of America predicts an increase in holiday spending over the previous year but indicates that consumers are still spending cautiously.

‘Super Committee’ Fails, Triggering Across-the-Board Budget Cuts in 2013

The “super committee” charged with cutting $1.2 trillion from the U.S. budget over the next 10 years announced Monday that it would not be able to reach an agreement by its Nov. 23 deadline.

Sen. Murray, Previous Supporter of Credit Unions’ Tax Exemption, to Co-Chair Powerful Committee Charged with Cutting Over $1.5 Trillion in Government Spending

The Northwest Credit Union Association is hopeful that Sen. Patty Murray’s appointment as co-chair of a new deficit reduction committee will be favorable to credit unions.