How does consumer borrowing provide indicators for the economy? Consumer borrowing is an important macroeconomic measure because it parallels consumer spending and serves as an important measure of consumer confidence and health. Loan growth is also an important driver of sustainability for credit unions that currently depend on consumer lending and mortgage lending for the majority of their earnings. That’s why Filene Research Institute sought to develop and maintain a measure of consumer borrowing intention. At the Mountain West 2018 Economic Forum this August, Filene’s Elry Armaza will demonstrate how intention has evolved and discuss actionable implications for credit unions. Learn about all of this year’s speakers at www.mwcua.com/econforum.