Nesting Gives Startup and Tech Employees a Modern Mortgage
Normally, credit unions don’t give mortgages to people with high debt-to-income ratios, small down payments, and short job tenure. But then “doctor loans” allowed leverage on high income and job security afforded medical professionals. But physicians aren’t the only professional group that now have assets directly linked to high ability to repay despite a lack […]
Home Lending Provider Guide
This Home Lending 2.0 Guide is intended to show the state of home lending in the U.S. It’ll offer some insight about lending trends and the role that fintechs play in driving those trends. It’ll also explore challenges facing traditional home lenders.
Fintech Lending Provider Guide
This 2.0 Guide is intended to show the state of fintech lending in the U.S. It should also offer some perspective about why outside fintech lenders represents a clear threat to credit unions, as well as how credit unions can leverage partnering fintechs to fight back.
Sparrow Powers Credit Union Student Loans
Most credit unions don’t offer student loans and they don’t want to. Often, credit unions will point students towards a major national lender (i.e. Sallie Mae) in return for a small finder’s fee. This doesn’t give students many options or a good experience. Furthermore, it leaves a lot on the table for credit unions. There’s […]
The CU 2.0 AI Lending and Decisioning Guide
Download the complete guide here. This 2.0 Guide is intended to show the state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it powers lending in the U.S. It should also offer some perspective about why using AI-powered lending is necessary for credit unions to compete with fintech and big bank lenders in the next few years. […]
How Can Credit Unions Incorporate BNPL and Installment Lending?
This blog is based on an expert discussion at our Summer 2022 Brainstorm Event. Register to attend our next one now! Living in the age of convenience and instant gratification has financial implications and the landscape around lending is changing to reflect that. Over the last several years, we’ve seen massive growth in Buy Now, Pay […]
Housetable and Fully Digital Home Improvement Lending
This is America. We have various but predictable wants. Whatever we want, we want it more, better, and faster. Fortunately, those adjectives are also the keys to growth and innovation. More, better, and faster perfectly encapsulates everything about housing in the last few years… and now, more, better, and faster describe the demand for home […]
Credit Unions, Revival Homes, and Funding ADU Construction Loans
It’s not exactly news to say that California is dealing with a housing crisis. For decades, housing demand in the Golden State has outpaced supply, particularly in its major cities and suburbs. Local opposition to housing growth and restrictive zoning codes have made it challenging for builders to meet housing demand – and the result […]
Lending Arts, Member Relief, and Credit Union Auto Refinancing
The numbers keep rolling in. US auto loan debt continues to reach new highs. At our current trajectory, consumers will owe $1.5t—yes, trillion—in auto loans. Not the best time for these gas prices, eh?
Need Loans? New Proven Lending Strategies
This piece is based off of a roundtable discussion at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in January 2022. It’s not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a quick look at emerging trends in fintech lending strategies for credit unions. Loans are the backbone of credit union income, yet fintech and neobank competitors are doing […]