Research Resources

Research tools to help you identify and understand the latest economic forecasts and trends, membership benefits, and studies relevant to credit unions.

Benefits of Credit Union Membership
A state-by-state snapshot of the benefits of being a credit union member.

Regulatory Burden Study
CUNA commissioned Cornerstone Advisors to perform an updated rigorous analysis of the current financial impact of regulation on credit unions, and how much it has changed over the last several years. The study found that the combined effect of increased costs and reduced revenues due to regulation amounted to at least $6.1 billion in financial impact to credit unions.

CUNA’s Economic Update
CUNA Economic Update videos provide 15-minute monthly overviews of the economy and its impact on credit unions.

Credit Union Data & Statistics
Credit union forecasts, updates and economic information.

NCUA: Credit Union Analysis
NCUA’s economists and analysts compile data on the credit union system’s financial performance, merger activity, changes in credit union chartering and fields of membership, as well as broader economic trends that can affect the health of credit unions.

CUNA Mutual Group’s Credit Union Trends Report
The Credit Union Trends Report is a monthly "pulse check" on the state of the credit union marketplace, often placed in a historical context. The report is published and distributed by Steven Rick from CUNA Mutual Group