Rocket Mortgage is one of America’s largest and most recognized lenders1. Their digital lending journey and client experience are nearly unmatched in their field. Not surprisingly, credit unions—and CU 2.0—think of Rocket Mortgage as the competition. But might they make better partners? For a surprising number of credit unions, the answer might be “yes.” Read […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?