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(opens in a new window) from CUNA Mutual Group. (Opens in a new window)

November 2020 (September 2020 data)

  • Credit union loan balances rose 0.5% in September, slower than the 0.6% pace reported in September 2019.
  • Credit union savings balances rose a strong 18.3% during the last 12 months due to $1,200 stimulus checks, COVID-19 induced uncertainty, falling gasoline purchases, aging demographics and fears of recession. 
  • The credit union system’s capital-to-asset ratio fell to 10.5% in September, down from 11.3% in September 2019 due to a surge in deposits and assets and a slowdown in earnings.   

Past Reports

October 2020

Credit union loan balances rose 0.2% in August, lower than the 0.9% pace reported in August 2019.
September 2020

Credit union loan balances rose 0.7% in July, higher than the 0.6% pace reported in July 2019.

Economic Report

November 2020 

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

  • The economy is operating 5% below where it would have been without the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • The economy is expected to grow 3% in 2021. 
  • Expect the 10-Year Treasury interest rate to remain below 1% throughout 2021.
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