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4Q 2017 Data


Loan/Share Ratio

The industry’s loan-to-share ratio expanded to 82.5% in the fourth quarter, nearly reaching pre-recession record levels. The highest loan-to-share ratio recorded was 83.7% in the third quarter of 2018.



Despite overall delinquency improving eight basis points year-over-year to 1.20%, credit card delinquency has increased 15 basis points in 2017, to 1.29% at year-end.


RE Growth

Annual real estate loan growth hits a nine-year high in the fourth quarter, at 9.7%. Credit unions added $42.2 billion in real estate loans to their books over the year.

Quarterly Data Blogs

5 Reasons To Watch Callahan’s 4Q17 Trendwatch

Early data trends help leaders prepare for year-end analysis.

Credit Unions Welcome 4.7M New Members

As the movement adds members, relationships and market share also increase.

Are Credit Unions Too Loaned Out?

The industry’s loan-to-share ratio has nearly hit levels not seen since the Great Recession.

3 Takeaways From Trendwatch 4Q 2017

Changes in auto lending and questions of liquidity highlight credit union performance in the fourth quarter of 2017.

A Large Credit Union With Low Delinquency

Innovative consumer loan and financial education products have helped BECU perform admirably in asset quality.

A Great Member Giveback

Sentry Credit Union pays it members an unprecedented dividend bonus.

Bangor FCU Does A Bang-Up Job In Real Estate Penetration

Real estate penetration in the Pine Tree State credit union reached 30.65% in the fourth quarter of 2017.



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Strategy & Performance 4Q 2017

The year-end issue of Strategy & Performance is a time for reflection, celebration, and prognostication. This spring, be on the lookout for:

  • Analysis of the industry's performance throughout 2017.
  • Callahan's 2017 Annual Report, featuring the 2017 Credit Union Impact Report.
  • Results from the 2018 Executive Outlook Survey.
  • Vetted practices and personal insights from the Anatomy Of A Credit Union profile.
  • The newest installment in Callahan's industry call to tackle tough questions.

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