SAN ANTONIO — Credit unions have many opportunities for extensive growth but face signifcant legislative and regulatory obstacles CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney said Monday.

“The time (for making great strides) has never been better because of the work you did for your members during the finamcial crisis,” Cheney said during his speech at America’s Credit Union Conference. He said that despite high unemployment and assessments to pay for the rescue of the corporate credit unions the trends in areas such as return average assets and membership growth are heading in the right direction. He lamented the negative loan growth but predicted that will improve this year.

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