Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Confidence in credit unions up, banks down

Credit unions once again take the lead over banks when it comes to trustworthiness in the public eye.

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According to the latest Chicago Booth/Kellogg School quarterly survey results, respondents’ confidence in credit unions rose to 63 percent, a few points up from the previous quarter’s 58 percent. Meanwhile the percentage of respondents who trust large banks dropped from 25 percent to 23 percent. In contrast, trust in small community banks got a more favorable 55 percent, up from 51 percent the previous quarter.

As a whole, trust in the overall financial system isn’t looking so good, down to only 21 percent of respondents stating that they do trust the system – the lowest result this category has seen since the March 2009 poll was taken as the global economic crisis steamrolled through the industry.

What else is on your members’ minds? Get more survey results from the article and see where people are putting their trust and what gives them cold feet.

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