Home > Resources  > Publications  > Credit Union Trends Report

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.

May 2017
  • Credit union loan balances rose 0.9% in March, slower than the 1.1% pace reported in March 2016, and 11.3% during the last 12 months. 
  • Credit union loan delinquency rates fell to 0.74% in March, below the 0.75% natural long-run rate. 
  • Credit union savings balances surged 2.6% in March, significantly above the 1.6% gain reported in March 2016, due to March ending on a payroll Friday and the seasonal factors of tax refunds and bonuses. 


Steve Rick


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

Past Reports

April 2017
The nation’s credit unions increased their loan portfolios by 0.5% in February, faster than the 0.1% pace reported in February 2016.

March 2017 
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.