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In 1991, one third of all commercial loans to businesses in the United States were made by foreign banks.

Experts expect Credit Union jobs to increase by 10% by the year 2000.

Also by the year 2000, a study by the Conference Board in New York estimates that 35% of all households in the U.S. will earn over $75,000. (25% do so today.)

Over 40% of today's college students are over age 25.

Ninety-four percent (94%) of Financial Institutions conduct sales training programs for employees.

The U.S. Travel Data Center in DC says the average United States family that took a vacation in 1990 traveled less than 800 miles from home. Many more than usual went to see and stay with family, rather than visit at hotels.

Komercni Banka, Czechoslovakia's largest commercial bank, was the first Financial Institution in Eastern Europe to issue ATM cards with the Cirrus logo for use in automated teller machines worldwide.

Close to 10% of employers in the U.S. now have policies and procedures for employees to work from home (telecommuting) at least a few days a week.

The U.S. Postal Service says that by the year 1997 they will be able to offer zip-plus-six so that marketers can cross-reference each household.

According to the Wall Street Journal, executives waste nearly six weeks a year looking for misplaced files and items.

The Federal Reserve Bank noted it received more comment letters (over 1,400 letters totaling approximately 7,000 pages) from bankers on Regulation DD than it has ever received on any other regulation

Copyright © 1992 Bankers' Hotline. Originally appeared in Bankers' Hotline, Vol. 3, No. 6, 11/92

First published on 11/01/1992

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