This year has been among the best years for U.S. credit unions overall, but breaking down NCUA numbers by region and size shows the benefits have not been shared equally.

A CU Times analysis shows small and medium-sized credit unions in the Mid-Atlantic states have fared worse than others in the past year, while bigger credit unions in the same area have performed among the best.

The 1,092 small and midsize credit unions in Region 2 generated $14.7 billion in new loans in the 12 months ending Sept. 30, up 3.7% from the volume for the preceding 12 months. That compares with average growth of 6.9% for all like-sized credit unions and 6.5% for larger ones.

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Jim DuPlessis

A journalist for decades.