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 2022 (September data)

  • Savings per member is falling at the fastest pace in 22 years. 
  • The credit union average loan-to-savings ratio rose to 79% in September, up from 70.4% in September 2021. 
  • Home prices fell for the third consecutive month but are still up 11.4% compared to one year ago. 

Past Reports

October 2022


Credit union liquidity tightened at the fastest pace in 22 years.

August 2022


Credit union loan balances rose 2.4% in June, faster than the 1.0% pace reported in June 2021, due to every loan category reporting growth.

Economic Report

November 2022

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

  • Vehicle sales rose to a 13.6 million unit seasonally adjusted annualized sales rate in September, still below the 16.5 million considered a normal pace.
  • Savings balances per member have already declined $200, to $13,930 in September from April’s record high of $14,130.
  • The credit union system’s capital-to-asset ratio fell to 8.5% in September, down from 10.1% in September 2021 due to rising interest rates reducing the market value of investments available for sale.
Making Strategic Choices for Growth

Making Strategic Choices for Growth

To better understand credit unions’ efforts to remain relevant and continue growing in the face of this competitive threat, CUNA Mutual Group commissioned a research project to explore the strategic choices of credit unions.