Loan Participations

By Marc Rapport | March 1, 2020

Loan participations are a proven way to address liquidity concerns and add some income. They can also be complicated, but there’s help.

By Extensia Financial LLC | Dec. 5, 2019

Join Extensia Financial LLC for a discussion on how to choose a participation partner. We’ll cover the basics of how to find a partner, explore the benefits of participation partners, and demonstrate how your credit union can diversify and grow loans through participation lending.

By | Jan. 29, 2019

Join the Credit Union Investment Strategy Group of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. for the webinar, 2019 Strategies For Continued Rising Rates: The Importance of Adding Floating Rate Investments and Floating Rate Loan Participations.


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By Ian Melhorn | June 1, 2018

CU Direct’s Drive ’18 conference digs into loan participations and stage performances.

By Callahan & Associates | March 27, 2018

Learn how DCU structured its participations program and what key lessons leaders have learned along the way.

By Sharon Simpson | March 19, 2018

A $112 million loan financed through a consortium of credit unions shines a light on the impact of the cooperative model in rural America.

By Sam Taft | March 12, 2018

In a changing economic environment, balance sheet management is top-of-mind with credit union executives.

By Rebecca Wessler | Nov. 13, 2017

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

By Liz Furman | Nov. 13, 2017

Secondary market sales of burgeoning credit union mortgage share remains dominant, but credit unions are selling more loans to each other, too.

By Sharon Simpson | June 26, 2017

Two credit unions offer tips and best practices to succeed in the loan participation space.

By Rebecca Wessler | June 26, 2017

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

By Callahan & Associates, Inc. | May 4, 2017

Callahan & Associates and Dan Kampen, chief financial officer at Bellco, discuss the credit union’s participation lending strategy, including how to source business identify what buyers want.

By Rebecca Wessler | Feb. 27, 2017

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

By Michelle Parker | Feb. 21, 2017

Credit unions are on track to hit $2.3 billion in participations sold in fourth quarter 2016.

By Marc Rapport | April 4, 2016

Home equity lines of credit are drawing renewed interest among banks and credit unions as housing prices rebound amidst consumer confidence.

By Sam Taft | Feb. 1, 2016

In today’s changing and often-uncertain economic environment, balance sheet management is top-of-mind with credit union executives.

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.

By Kaufman & Canoles | Nov. 16, 2015

The fine print counts, so here are some common terms found in commercial loan documents spelled out in plain English.

By Sam Taft | Feb. 26, 2015

These seven charts highlight how things have changed in the past year and offer insight into what it means for credit unions moving forward.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 23, 2015

The $6 billion credit union’s turnkey loan participation model helps two small credit unions get back in the cards game.

By Kaufman & Canoles | Oct. 20, 2014

It’s very easy to allow key requirements to fall through the cracks. Careful due diligence and competent legal representation are critical for a credit union to make its loan participations a success.

By Mark Reed | Oct. 14, 2013

By Andrew Bolton | Oct. 10, 2013

HMDA data shows credit unions are increasing their mortgage market share.

By Andrew Bolton | Oct. 7, 2013

Cooperatives across the nation are enhancing traditional strengths while adapting to new market opportunities.

By Drew Grossman | Aug. 5, 2013

A Colorado credit union gained members and loans when it first managed, and then purchased, the Boulder branch of an Indiana-based credit union.

By Parth Kapoor | Dec. 14, 2012

By Melissa Forsyth | Dec. 10, 2012

Mark Ritter, VP of Business Lending Sales, shares how Members 1st created an annual Business Services Workshop to network and increase its participation program.

By Melissa Forsyth | Aug. 27, 2012

Taxicab medallions, which allow drivers to operate, are in high demand in New York. And Progressive Credit Union is cashing in with loans.

By Bailey Reutzel | Aug. 8, 2012

Cooperative Trek, Day 2: Two credit unions in the Big Apple have a crucial role meeting their member groups’ unusual needs.

By | Dec. 15, 2011

Apple Federal Credit Union shares the success of its Realize Your Dream loan promotion.

By Lydia Cole | Jan. 31, 2011

Nearly 40% of purchased participation loans are non member business lending loans.

By Thomas Cullen | Jan. 20, 2011

Key metrics illustrate the climate of real estate lending.

By Lydia Cole | Jan. 17, 2011

Many credit unions are buying loans to enhance their portfolios.

By Aaron Pugh | June 28, 2010

How one San Francisco credit union met the needs of the taxi driver community, increased public safety, and drove home new loan opportunities.

By Jon Jeffreys | Feb. 22, 2010

For many credit unions, most share growth occurs in the first quarter of the year. What will credit unions do with the money? Can they, or should they, turn it away?

By Bob Burrell | Sept. 24, 2007

Non member loan participation and SBA programs help credit unions in the secondary market.

By Bret Remey | April 25, 2005

At year-end, 1,029 credit unions reported loan participation activity with over 7.4 billion in participations outstanding.