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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.

September 2017
  • Credit union loan balances rose 1.1% in July, above the 0.9% pace reported in July 2016.
  • Credit unions originated a record $67.5 billion in the first half of 2017, a 6.6% increase over the $63.3 billion in originations in the first half of 2016.
  • Credit union memberships grew a strong 454,000 in July, or 0.4%, similar to the 452,000 new members added in July 2016.


Steve Rick


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

Past Reports

August 2017
The nation’s credit unions increased their loan portfolios 1% in June, slightly less than the 1.2% pace reported in June 2016, and 10.9% during the last 12 months.

July 2017
Credit union new-auto loan balances grew at a 20.1% seasonally-adjusted, annualized growth rate in May, a strong acceleration from the 16.6% pace set in May 2016.