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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.

April 2016
  • Credit union loan balances rose 0.3% in February, equal to the pace reported in February 2015, and 10.4% during the last 12 months.
  • Credit union savings balances surged 2.1% in February, slightly above the 2.0% gain reported in February 2015, due to the seasonal factors of tax refunds and bonuses.
  • The credit union industry’s average loan net chargeoff rate plateaued around its “natural” long run rate of 0.5% in 2015.


Click here to view the supplemental report: Economic & Credit Union Monthly Update, April 2016

Past Reports

March 2016
Credit union used auto loan balances rose 1.3% in January, faster than the 0.8% pace set in January 2015, and rose 13.5% during the last 12 months.

February 2016
Credit union new auto loan balances rose 1.7% in December, faster than the 1.0% pace set in December 2014.