Financial Performance

Benchmarking

By Rebecca Wessler | July 17, 2017

Five can't-miss data points featured this week on CreditUnions.com.

By Erik Payne | July 17, 2017

Capital adequacy, asset quality, earnings, ALM, productivity, and growth underline quarterly financial performance for credit unions.

By Salvador Lopez | June 19, 2017

Looking for a more accurate way to benchmark performance? Try these tips.

By Rebecca Wessler | June 5, 2017

Five can't-miss data points featured this week on CreditUnions.com.

By Sam Taft | May 29, 2017

Check out this leader table to see which credit unions beat the industry average.

By Callahan & Associates | May 15, 2017

How Abbey Credit Union wowed a fellow local financial cooperative with forward-looking performance analysis.

By Rebecca Wessler | May 15, 2017

Five can't-miss data points featured this week on CreditUnions.com.

By Greg Gonsalves | May 8, 2017

The story behind Golden 1 Credit Union's 35.5% auto loan growth.

By Ian Melhorn | April 28, 2017

University of Michigan CU sees notable growth following completion of branch upgrades and generous community initiatives.

By Sam Taft | April 25, 2017

Check out this leader table to see which credit unions beat the industry average.

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By Sharon Simpson | April 17, 2017

Thinking of buying a bank? Check out these best practices and insights from credit unions in the know.

By Erik Payne | March 31, 2017

Feedback from Callahan’s annual Executive Outlook Survey highlights industry goals for 2017.

By Michelle Parker | March 27, 2017

Callahan data shows there is a growing reliance on NII in keeping credit unions surviving and thriving.

By Sharon Simpson | March 13, 2017

A new approach to the credit union basics of people and finance helped this West Virginia cooperative turn six-figure losses into seven-figure gains.

By Ian Melhorn | March 6, 2017

The strong lending growth posted by U.S. credit unions in fourth quarter 2016 is an apt wrap-up for a successful year.

By Liz Furman | Feb. 28, 2017

After Bitterroot Community FCU in Montana opened a new branch, it posted a 21.2% increase in new members.

By Rebecca Wessler | Feb. 27, 2017

Four can't-miss data points featured this week on CreditUnions.com.

By Liz Furman | Jan. 30, 2017

The national average for each of these six mighty metrics is less than 10 percentage points, but even a change of a few basis points can make a big difference to a credit union.

By SWBC | Dec. 26, 2016

The Indiana credit union increased GAP sales by nearly 50% by thinking outside the vehicle protection box.

By Sharon Simpson | Dec. 19, 2016

University Credit Union in Orono, ME, creates new positions and titles to streamline its lending environment.

By Erik Payne | Dec. 1, 2016

How back-to-basics lending, a brick-and-mortar presence, and a forward-thinking approach to business underpin growth for a suburban Detroit credit union.

By Michelle Parker | Dec. 1, 2016

Besting national averages across various penetration and efficiency rates, financial cooperatives in the Keystone State are efficiently serving members and expanding books of business with their current staffing models.

By Marc Rapport | Nov. 28, 2016

The Memphis credit union has improved retention, electronic services, and accounts per household by delivering the right messages to the right members.

By Liz Furman | Nov. 14, 2016

Callahan & Associates surveyed 333 credit unions to learn about automated decisioning practices in the consumer lending portfolio. Read about the results in this interactive article.

By Rebecca Wessler | Oct. 24, 2016

Five can't-miss data points featured this week on CreditUnions.com.

By Marc Rapport | Oct. 24, 2016

The small Oregon-Washington credit union uses internal efficiencies and external outreach to hit new heights.

By Rebecca Wessler | Oct. 18, 2016

This quarter, Credit Union Strategy & Performance is all about showing off successes and looking forward to the future.

By Liz Furman | Oct. 18, 2016

The Loan Star State has the highest number of credit unions at 475, and its stellar growth and member metrics evokes the saying “Don’t mess with Texas.”

By Erik Payne | Oct. 10, 2016

In a state affected by coal restrictions, the Kentucky-based cooperative finds an avenue for non-interest income that doesn’t require raising rates or fees.

By Michelle Parker | Oct. 10, 2016

How do credit unions in the Buckeye State stack up against regional peers?

By Callahan & Associates | Sept. 28, 2016

A monthly collection of Callahan content that, together, addresses a single topic from a variety of perspectives.

By Liz Furman | Sept. 26, 2016

How do financial cooperatives in the Lone Star State stack up against other credit unions?

By Liz Furman | Sept. 26, 2016

Five graphs show how technology offers a competitive advantage.

Continued loan demand draws down investment balances.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 19, 2016

Michigan’s Genisys Credit Union meets member needs while boosting its bottom line.

By Michelle Parker | Sept. 12, 2016

In July 2016, Callahan & Associates surveyed 170 credit union executives from 40 states to gain insight into their current and emerging sources of non-interest income.

By Marc Rapport | Sept. 4, 2016

The Illinois credit union has a lower-than-average reliance on non-interest income and plans to increase those revenue streams in the coming years.

By Liz Furman | Aug. 19, 2016

Second quarter data shows the industry’s ROA is up quarter-over-quarter but slightly down year-over-year.

By Ted Goldwyn | Aug. 8, 2016

Rogue Credit Union beats the market and its peer averages with an ownership savings account.

By Sam Taft | June 13, 2016

Lending and asset growth have been capturing industry headlines, but tight margins from sustained low interest rates and slowly rising operating expenses make some other benchmarks worth watching.

By Michelle Parker | June 13, 2016

Lending is the engine that powers credit unions, and these seven ratios will help every employee understand why.

By Liz Furman | June 13, 2016

Risk managers monitor disparate areas of the credit union. For key ratios to follow, start with the measures that correspond to the risk indicators outlined by the NCUA.

By Liz Furman | April 18, 2016

Here’s how CUSOs and sales to secondary markets affect non-interest income.

By Chip Filson | April 13, 2016

The regulator's drastic move is a troubling illustration of how the agency created to foster the movement’s safety and soundness is becoming a threat to its future.

By Liz Furman | March 29, 2016

The NCAA tournament is down to the Final Four, and regional credit union performance data from Callahan & Associates has predicted the winner.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 22, 2016

Mountain America Credit Union is a veteran user of cash management analytics, but it’s still learning how to optimize its understanding of and confidence in the system.

Loan growth drives down balances while industry assets overall remain steady.

By Sharon Simpson | Feb. 1, 2016

Kevin Kesecker, vice president and chief lending officer for SECU of Maryland, offers advice on how to review packaged loans to make sure they are attractive — and worthwhile — to the credit union.

Making it easy to modify loans increases yield and revenue while building loyal relationships to last beyond the original note.

Lower cash balances drive longer average life as derivatives usage slowly grows.

By Janet Lee | July 27, 2015

As of March 31, 2015, natural person credit unions reported a total of $217.4 million in supplemental capital. What is this capital and where does it come from?

By Marc Rapport | June 1, 2015

Credit unions on both coasts share how they ramped up new insurance and investment services.

By Sam Taft | Feb. 23, 2015

These four performance metrics will help CFOs explain the business of credit unions and show how every employee helps the credit union achieve its goals.

By Andrew Bolton | March 26, 2014

Lending, originations, revenue, and membership all show how the state’s financial cooperatives have positioned themselves for success this year.