Chart showing loan growth weakened for credit unions in December.

Credit unions ended 2020 with their slowest loan growth in more than five years as the continued weakness in auto loans and credit card use was compounded by slowing growth in real estate, according to reports released Friday.

CUNA's Monthly Credit Union Estimates, showed credit unions had $1.19 trillion in total loans at Dec. 31, up 5% from a year earlier.

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Jim DuPlessis

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