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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.

June 2017
  • Credit union loan balances rose 0.9% in April, greater than the 0.7% pace reported in April 2016. 
  • In the year to April 2017, credit union memberships rose 4.8% faster than the 3.8% pace set in the year to April 2016, and the fastest pace in in the modern credit union era. 
  • Credit union new-auto loan balances grew at a remarkable 26.5% seasonally-adjusted annualized growth rate in April, due to banks tightening credit when faced with auto loan delinquency rates rising above 3% for the first time since 2011.


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

Past Reports

May 2017
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. 

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.