Best Practices in Appraisals and Mortgage Solutions for Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Sep

30

There is no doubt that major shifts have taken place in the mortgage market over the past couple of years. An increase in competition and the transformation to digital mortgage lending solutions have had a huge effect on how credit unions and other institutions that depend on mortgage lending do business.

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Enhancing the Home Buying Experience for Credit Union Members

By Preston Packer |

Sep

28

Competition is high when it comes to purchasing a home. Prices have increased due to the pandemic, making it a seller’s market. An increase in demand and a decrease in inventory means buyers have to act fast. Multi-offer scenarios and bidding wars have become the norm. Buyers watch prices rise and see their offers rejected. Credit unions must find ways to pave an easier path for home purchasing members. One solution is transforming the home buying experience with best-in-class technology.

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Seamless and Branded Home Lending Experience for Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Sep

14

Credit unions know their members--all 125 million of them and counting--better than anyone, and the right analytical tools and market intelligence can help your credit union gain market share in a competitive mortgage environment. It is always a good time for CUs to expand their offerings and use technology to streamline the process.

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A Mortgage Servicing Model for Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Sep

10

Although credit unions in the U.S. hold a small share of the total mortgage volume, mortgage lending is an important part of doing business for credit unions of all sizes. Since the pandemic and the lowering of interest rates has no doubt put a squeeze on the mortgage lending business and made it more competitive, credit unions that wish to thrive in this environment must leverage their digital technologies, data, and member services to attract new members, generate loans and continue their growth.

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Helping Homebuyers Become Homeowners with Your Credit Union

By Preston Packer |

Sep

02

With a booming housing market and the challenges facing credit unions to keep up, simplifying the home buying process is critical to delivering outstanding member service and growing the loan origination business for your credit union.

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A Cashless Society: The Pros and Cons

By Preston Packer |

Aug

25

"Cash or credit?" Is that statement becoming a phrase of the past? New technology and tools that support cashless payment options such as tapping a smartphone, waving and paying with a card, or sending an online Peer-to-Peer payment have hastened this process along with changing societal norms and consumer preferences. It feels as though we truly are on our way towards a cashless society.

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Is a Cashless Society the Future of Payments?

By Preston Packer |

Aug

19

The first known form of currency--the Mesopotamian shekel--emerged nearly 5,000 years ago and cash has been used to purchase goods and services ever since. Until recently, it was a safe bet that cash would be around for the foreseeable future...that may not be the case anymore.

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The Future of Cash and Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Aug

11

For many years, digital banking platforms and applications have been improving while the use of cash in America and around the world has been declining. Recent advances in technology combined with social distancing measures have changed member wants and needs, and this is having big implications for credit unions and the role digital banking technology will play in their future.

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The Impact of a Cashless Future for Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Aug

03

Digital payments and technologies are reshaping how people all over the world spend money--to the point where some economists are debating the future of cash. It’s not just the widespread use of credit and debit cards, but the rise of digital wallets, digital banking apps, direct deposits, instantaneous peer-to-peer payments and digital lending services that are solving people’s banking needs, and as a result, making cash less common.

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Digital Member Services to Set Your Credit Union Apart

By Preston Packer |

Jul

22

In 2020, credit unions and all sorts of businesses were forced to adapt and change the way they provided member services. Obviously, one of the biggest changes was finding a way to provide services and transactions that were once conducted in-person and make them digital. As member expectations and needs changed, CUs and other businesses were forced to enhance their digital platforms at an alarmingly fast rate.

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