TREVOSE, PA (June 21, 2018) - Member Business Financial Services (MBFS) recently held the third quarterly webinar in its ongoing series, Credit Union Business Lending Today.

Mark Ritter, CEO of MBFS, began with a recap of the increasing business loan volumes the industry is seeing so far in 2018. The number of member business loans is up 7.5% year over year, while the dollar amount of member business loans has increased 24% year over year. Ritter also discussed the increasing competition the industry is seeing from regional and national banks, the impact of business loan deregulation, opportunities in credit cards, and the short-term rental vs. hotel markets.

"Business loan volumes have continued to grow, but we're starting to see lower win rates due to more intense competition from banks," said Ritter. "Now is a great time for credit unions to take a closer look at their programs to ensure that their business lending policies are effective in all market cycles and that there is sufficient in-house understanding of the types of loans being made."

The quarterly webinar series, Credit Union Business Lending Today, covers a wide range of topics in an economical manner. Each session begins with an overview of the marketplace and industry. The webinars also include brief reviews of regulatory or compliance issues, a technical education portion and an industry or market segment focus. The series is open to all interested credit unions with discounted registration available for current MBFS clients. View more information on pricing for the series here, please email us at to register.