Fiserv and Symitar remain the largest core providers with a combined market share of 42.9% of the credit union market, supplying core platforms to a total of 2,406 credit unions. This combined market share increased 1 basis point from last year’s 42.8%.
Although Fiserv serves 31.7% of the credit union industry on its own, Symitar serves more of the industry’s largest institutions. It has added 10 credit union clients with more than $1 billion in assets in the past 12 months to total 131 in that asset class as of June 30, 2018. Fiserv added seven clients in the same time frame to reach 123 credit unions served in that asset class. Together, Symitar and Fiserv serve 254 of the 305 billion-dollar credit unions, or 83.3% of that market.
Symitar maintained its competitive advantage with the larger institutions; however, Fiserv takes the lead across all other asset classes in terms of total number of credit union clients served.
The Momentum Leader
As the number of credit unions contracts each year — the number dropped 219 in the past year to 5,596 credit unions as of June 30, 2018 — the number of credit union clients per core provider likewise decreases. Whereas most core providers noted a dip in credit union clients in the past 12 months, there is a notable exception. Corelation added 10 new credit union clients, bringing its total to 63 and giving it momentum for 2019.
The Platform Players
Symitar Episys added 10 credit union clients in the past year, which bumped up its market share by 63 basis points. With a total of 655 credit union clients, Episys is the most widely used platform in the credit union industry. Three organizations offer Episys: Symitar has 500 credit unions on the platform, Member Driven Technologies has 90, and Synergent has 65. Assets at Episys credit unions have increased 9.4% in the past year. The platform touches $491.1 billion in total combined credit union assets.
FedComp serves the second largest number of credit unions. The core provider has 597 credit unions on its platform, 58 fewer than Episys. The aggregate assets that FedComp serves declined by $45.3 million in the past year. The drop in assets is partially the result of FedComp’s continued focus on small credit unions.
TOP 10 CORE PROVIDERS IN AVERAGE ANNUAL SHARE GROWTH
FOR U.S. CREDIT UNIONS | DATA AS OF 06.30.18
Source: Callahan & Associates.
Credit Union Performance
Share growth for the credit union industry slowed from 8.1% one year ago to 5.4% as of the second quarter of 2018, leaving many credit unions searching for deposit growth strategies to boost liquidity.
The accompanying chart identifies the top 10 core providers according to annual share growth of client credit unions, showing the aggregate average and distribution among credit unions with a specific core processor.
This guide contains a range of data points that capture the interest of credit union leaders. There are many ways to assess the value of a core processor; this guide provides the necessary information for credit unions to make the most informed core technology decisions.
The 2019 Core Report
Callahan's Supplier Market Share Guide: Credit Union Core Processors helps leaders fully understand the performance and strengths of core processors in the credit union space. This guide offers:
Expert opinion and advice.
Changes in market share.
Client performance comparisons.
Aggregate assets for credit union clients.
Newly acquired clients and integration information for select platforms.
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