Credit Union and Economic Reports

The Credit Union Trends Report and Economic Report provide a review and analysis of recent credit union financial performance and operational results in the context of recent economic activity. Data and analysis are provided to establish standards against which credit unions' own performance can be compared.

Credit Union Trends Report

The Credit Union Trends Report is a monthly "pulse check" on the state of the credit union marketplace, often placed in a historical context. The report includes data from two months prior and is published and distributed by Steven Rick from CUNA Mutual Group. (Opens in a new window)

November 2019 (September 2019 data)

  • During September, loan balances grew at a 5.7% annualized pace, while savings balances rose at a 9.1% annualized pace.
  • New-auto loan balances rose only 2.4% during the last 12 months, significantly below the 12.5% increase set in the year ending in September 2018.
  • The credit union loan-to-share ratio is down 0.5% over the last year to 84.7% from 85.2% due to loan growth falling short of savings deposits growth.

Past Reports

Economic Report

September 2019 (Q2 2019 data)

The Economic & Credit Union Update is a quarterly report on the economic factors that impact credit unions’ operations and financial performance.

  • The economy slowed to a 2% growth rate in the second quarter, which is the rate economists believe is the natural long-run sustainable trend.
  • Consumer spending on durable goods (autos, appliances, furniture) jumped 10.9% in the second quarter, the fastest pace in more than five years.
  • Business investment, residential investment and exports are declining due to rising levels of uncertainty regarding future economic activity.
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