CUNA Mutual Group Funds Filene Research Institute Consumer Loan Growth Study

From CUNA Mutual Group Public Relations

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MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group is funding a Filene Research Institute study on consumer loan growth strategies and best practices to help credit unions make the most of every lending opportunity.

“The study shows the innovation under way today in credit union lending programs and provides real, practical applications for our marketplace,” said Mark Meyer, chief executive officer of the Filene Research Institute.

For the study, Filene conducted interviews with credit unions that consistently showed more than 5 percent annual growth in their consumer lending programs (auto and credit card) between 2008 and 2010 and had over $50 million in assets. “Only 24 credit unions out of a potential 1,500 showed growth,” said Meyer.

The study identifies commonalities, best practices and case studies for credit unions to use to help them grow loans.

“Through our own voice of customer research, we know that loan growth is a top priority for credit unions today,” said Dan Kaiser, vice president of lending at CUNA Mutual Group.

The study is scheduled for a late-summer release.

About the Filene Research Institute: The non-profit Filene Research Institute is a consumer finance think tank serving the North American credit union system of 100 million members and $950 billion in assets. Filene publishes objective research and fosters consumer-focused financial innovation. The Institute collaborates with leading researchers and academic institutions worldwide.

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