CUNA Mutual Group’s March 2021 Credit Union Trends Report

MADISON, WI (March 19, 2021) — The Credit Union Trends Report is a monthly “pulse check” on the state of the credit union marketplace, often placed in a historical context. The report includes data from two months prior and is published and distributed by Steven Rick from CUNA Mutual Group.

March 2021 (January data)

  • Rising long-term interest rates have pushed up 30-year fixed-rate mortgage interest rates from 2.65% set during the first week of 2021 to 3.02% today.
  • Credit union loan growth slowed to a 5.3% in 2020, down from 6.5% in 2019, which was the slowest pace since 2012.
  • Credit union savings balances rose 0.9% in January due $600 stimulus checks being deposited in millions of credit union members checking accounts.


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