Credit union delinquency drops 8 basis points at midyear

Asset quality is stronger than one year ago as 2018 shapes up to be the best year for delinquency since the Great Recession.

Total delinquency at credit unions was lower at midyear 2018 than it was one year ago. Based on early performance data derived from 5300 filings, Callahan & Associates predicts total delinquency dropped 8 basis points to 0.67% as of June 30, 2018.

Although that is 1 basis point higher than the first quarter, delinquency rates this year continue to be the lowest since the Great Recession. In fact, the second quarter rate of 0.67% is a full 1.1 percentage point lower than the high recorded at year-end 2009.

The net charge-off rate increased 2 basis points year-over-year to 0.59%. Charge-offs for credit cards was up 32 basis points annually to 2.87%. This is the fourth consecutive year that charge-offs for credit cards has increased, and this quarter’s rate is the highest since year-end 2011. Historically, higher charge-offs in credit cards has led to higher charge-offs in consumer loans compared to mortgages. This quarter is no exception.


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