4 Things To Know About Auto Lending In Third Quarter 2015

Auto lending is the power behind this quarter’s never-before-seen lending activity. Here's why.

 
 

Credit union lending is booming. According to third quarter performance data, loan balances topped an all-time high of $779.7 billion as of Sept. 30, 2015. On Wednesday, Callahan & Associates hosted its quarterly Trendwatch webinar that covers performance trends, industry success stories, and areas of opportunity. Callahan bases its analysis on data it gathers through its FirstLook process, which to date includes 6,092 credit unions representing 99.95% of industry assets.

Many exciting trends have emerged during the analysis of third quarter data. For example, credit unions lent more than $1 billion every day during the past three months, and automotive lending continues to be a bright spot. Here are three reasons why.

1.  Auto loan originations have totaled more than $33 billion in the past 12 months.

Auto loans added more than $33.6 billion to the overall credit union loan portfolio between September 2014 and September 2015. Total loans outstanding expanded 10.8% year-over-year.

12 MONTH GROWTH IN LOANS OUTSTANDING
For all FirstLook credit unions | Data as of 9.30.15
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12_Month_Growth_in_Loans_Outstanding

Source: Peer-to-Peer Analytics by Callahan & Associates

 

2. Auto market share is increasing.

Credit unions captured 16.4% of the auto market as of September 2015. That’s highest third quarter market share since September 2009, when it was 20.6%

CREDIT UNION YEAR-TO-DATE AUTO MARKET SHARE
For all FirstLook credit unions | Data as of 9.30.15
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Credit_Union_YTD_Auto_Market_Share

Source: AutoCount Data from Experian Automotive; Peer-to-Peer Analytics by Callahan & Associates

 

3. Credit union auto lending is strong across the country.

Credit unions captured more than 25% of the auto market in eight states. 

LEADERS IN CREDIT UNION AUTO MAKET SHARE
For all FirstLook credit unions | Data as of 9.30.15
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State Credit Union Market Share '14 Credit Union Market Share '15 Growth In Market Share
Utah 52.5% 49.9% 2.6%
Idaho 47.7% 46.9% 0.8%
Oregon 41.7% 41.7% 0.0%
Washington 38.8% 38.8% 0.0%
Colorado 34.4% 34.9% -0.5%
New Mexico 31.3% 29.7% 1.6%
Iowa 31.1% 29.5% 1.6%
New Hampshire 28.9% 28.7% 0.2%
Maine 24.2% 23.6% 0.6%
Kansas 23.7% 23.9% -0.2%

Source: AutoCount Data from Experian Automotive; Peer-to-Peer Analytics by Callahan & Associates

 

4. Credit unions are partnering with auto dealers.

For the second consecutive quarter, indirect lending balances outstripped direct balances. Indirect lending expanded 21.7% annually. The $123.4 billion in indirect balances as of September 2015 comprise 51.3% of auto loans and 17.0% of total loans.

INDIRECT LENDING AS A PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL AUTO LOANS
For all FirstLook credit unions | Data as of 9.30.15
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Indirect_Lending_as_a_percent_of_total_auto_loans

Source: Peer-to-Peer Analytics by Callahan & Associates

 

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Nov. 19, 2015


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