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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 2016
  • Credit union savings balances rose 1.5% in September, greater than the 0.2% gain reported in September 2015, due to the month ending on a payday Friday.
  • Credit unions added more than 3.471 million memberships in the first nine months of 2016, the fastest pace in credit union history. 
  • Loan balances rose 7.8% during the first nine months of this year, slightly below than the 8.0% reported for the similar period last year. 


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

Past Reports

October 2016
Today credit unions have 7.1% of the first mortgage origination market, up from 2.6% a decade ago.

September 2016 
Credit unions originated a record $63.3 billion in first mortgages in the first half of 2016, a 3.3% increase over the $61.4 billion in originations in the first half of 2015.