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By Sam Taft | May 8, 2017

Credit unions lent $461.2 billion throughout 2016, surpassing 2015 totals by 12.3%. See how top, middle, and lagging performers differed.

By Sam Taft | May 1, 2017

Credit unions captured 18.0% of the auto lending market in the fourth quarter. That's an increase over one year ago. Where is that growth coming from?

By Sam Taft | April 25, 2017

Check out this leader table to see which credit unions beat the industry average.

By Sam Taft | Feb. 13, 2017

Credit unions originated $343.6 billion through third quarter 2016 — that's an all-time record. See which areas contributed to this double-digit year-over-year growth.

By Sam Taft | Nov. 14, 2016

Credit unions posted a slight improvement in the efficiency ratio versus one year ago. Check out this leader table to see which credit unions beat the industry average.

By Sam Taft | Nov. 7, 2016

Check out how the credit union loan portfolio fared in the first six months of 2016.

By Sam Taft | Sept. 19, 2016

Outstanding student loans at credit unions have increased 16.0% since second quarter 2015. Which credit unions lead the nation in student loan balances?

By Sam Taft | Aug. 22, 2016

Growth percentiles in major lending categories highlight opportunity and success in the credit union loan portfolio.

By Sam Taft | July 4, 2016

Credit unions with strong technology offerings outperform their peers in growth, penetration, and average relationships.

By Sam Taft | June 13, 2016

Lending and asset growth have been capturing industry headlines, but tight margins from sustained low interest rates and slowly rising operating expenses make some other benchmarks worth watching.