Does Indirect Lending Have a Future?

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When did your credit union launch its indirect auto lending program? Many large institutions began theirs in the 1990s. They weren’t without challenges. The sector experienced only moderate growth until 2012, when a major shift occurred. Major bank lenders, after suffering losses exaggerated by the impacts of the Great Recession,…

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Does Indirect Lending Fit Your Mission in 2022?

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Seems like a strange question, right? It’s a thing you do. It’s a thing lots of financial institutions do. Millions of auto loans go through indirect channels each year. So what’s the issue? We’re not sure the concept fits your community-focused mission. At its simplest, you’re just another lender on…

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How Your Loan Protection Products Drive Financial Empowerment

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As a community-based financial institution, your primary goal is to create better lives for your membership. Reducing stress and struggle with finances is the most effective way to do so. Thus, financial empowerment. This is part of a category of articles looking at ways your institution can empower members through…

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Serving Underserved Small Businesses: Checking, Lending

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Remember the “Great Recession of 2008”? While the economic pains it caused you may only be a sore memory, many feel the effects today. For example, there are 4.1 million minority-owned companies with little or no access to traditional business credit and financial tools. Even worse, following the recession, local…

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