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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 is published and distributed by Steven Rick from CUNA Mutual Group. View Steven's biography.

November 2017
  • Credit union loan balances rose 0.7% in September, slower than the 0.8% pace reported in September 2016. 
  • New-auto loan balances rose 15.8% during the last 12 months, faster than the 12.3% increase in used-auto loans. 
  • Credit unions added more than 3.964 million memberships in the first nine months of 2017, the fastest pace in credit union history, and significantly above the 3.539 million added in the similar time period of 2016.


Steve Rick


Click here to view the supplemental report: Economic & Credit Union Monthly Update, March 2017

Past Reports

October 2017
Credit union loan balances rose 1.1% in July, above the 0.9% pace reported in July 2016.

September 2017
Credit union memberships rose a record 543,000 in August, or 0.50%, much better than the 483,000 new members, or 0.45%, added in August 2016.