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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.

March 2017
  • Credit union loan balances rose 0.9% in January, better than the 0.4% pace reported in January 2016, and 11.5% during the last 12 months.
  • Credit union used auto loan balances rose 1.2% in January, faster than the 0.7% pace set in January 2016, and rose 13.5% during the last 12 months.
  • Credit union first mortgage originations reached a record $143.2 billion in 2016, a 13% increase over the $126.5 billion in originations in 2015. 


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

Past Reports

February 2017
Credit unions added 485,000 memberships in December, bringing the 2016 membership growth to 4.7 million new members.

January 2017 
Over the last 12 months, total credit union loan balances rose more than 10.8%, the fastest pace since 2005.