Credit Union Lending Reaches $1.1T. That’s Only Part Of The Story.

An interactive dashboard by Callahan & Associates breaks down the credit union loan portfolio and allows readers to dive deeper into individual elements that matter most.


The total loan portfolio at U.S. credit unions reached almost $1.1 trillion in the first quarter of 2019. Aggregate loan balances expanded 7.9% — or $77.6 billion — year-over-year. Growth, however, was 1.2 percentage points slower than in the fourth quarter of 2018 and 1.8 percentage points slower than in the first quarter of 2018.

Total loan originations contracted year-over-year for the first time since 2014. In the first quarter of 2019, originations fell 5.5% annually to $111.4 billion year-to-date. Consumer loan originations fell 2.4%, or $1.9 billion, from one year ago to $76.8 billion through the first three months of 2018. They accounted for 68.9% of total loan originations year-to-date.

The interactive dashboard below takes a deeper dive into the credit union loan portfolio. To use the display:

  • Select your primary institution and a peer group comparison.
  • Click on a button to view loan product level detail.
  • Hover over the charts to see actual values.
  • Peer group values are in averages.

This Dashboard Of Credit Union Lending Trends Is Just The Start

With access to Callahan Analytics, you can compare your credit union to local and national peers, build custom displays and dashboards, and then share it within your organization 24/7. Let us show you the power of data analytics.

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Aug. 20, 2026



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