CUNA economists predict a fourth year in a row of double digit loan increases.
Reports from CUNA Mutual Group and the FDIC show banks are lagging in asset and loan growth.
Organic loan growth is the most profitable loan revenue source because it comes from existing memberships.
In one year ending in Q1 2016, median loan growth equals 4.5% at credit unions nationwide.
Travis County CU's loan portfolio grew by 51% in the past five years and a 16% in 2015 alone.
Cooperatives see growth of more than 10% for the seventh consecutive quarter in Q4 2015.
State-level data reveals Alaska and Idaho boast the highest median loan growth rates.
CUNA Mutual reports a significant uptick in credit union lending.
Loan and capital grows at credit unions, making for a tremendous start to the year, Callahan says.
Fourth quarter 2014 data shows improved lending, member growth and net worth.