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Used cars and first mortgages again had the strongest gains for credit union portfolios in February. New car loans were flat from a year ago, while credit cards and home equity grew slower than the rest of the portfolio, according to CUNA.

CUNA’s latest “Monthly Credit Union Estimates” showed first mortgages continue to be the strongest gainer in portfolios despite the national drop in originations. In part, that’s because refinance activity can cancel out on the balance sheet, and in part because credit unions have been selling fewer first mortgages on the secondary market.

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