The median credit union loan portfolio expanded 4.4% year-over-year. Performers in the top 20th percentile posted 12.8% growth while credit unions in the bottom 20th percentile posted negative growth of -3.7%.
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Auto loan balances increased 14.1% in the first quarter of 2016. Credit unions in the top 20th percentile reported auto loan growth of 19.7% while the median and bottom 20th percentile grew at a slower rate of 6.7% and -5.3%, respectively.
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Credit unions in the bottom 20th percentile sold, on average, 16.5% of their first mortgage loan originations to the secondary market. The industry median for sales to the secondary market was 44.7%. Credit unions in the upper 20th percentile sold 86.6% on average.
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For all three percentile rankings — bottom 20th, median, and top 20th — credit card usage rates declined slightly year-over-year. Lower usage rates indicate lower outstanding balances as a percentage of available credit. When members are not fully using their credit cards, credit unions must monitor unfunded commitments in case borrowers decide to charge more throughout the year.