Credit Union Branches Are On The Rise

The number of credit union branches has risen since midyear 2014, but deposit market share is holding steady.

The FDIC has released its quarterly summary of deposit data, which shows the total number of bank branches declined 3.4% to 93,237 from June 2014 to June 2015. Michigan reported the largest decline in branches with a reported 601 bank branch closures over the past year. By contrast, credit unions reported a net increase in branches 21,012 this year versus 20,935 in 2014.

Despite the slight increase in branch numbers, deposit market share remained unchanged for credit unions nationwide. As of June 30, 2015, the credit union deposit market share was 8.63%, just three basis points lower than June 2014. Among all states, Alaska posted the highest credit union deposit market share, 29.8%, while the District of Columbia and Idaho rounded out the top three with 24.6% and 24.0% market share, respectively.

For all U.S. credit unions | Data as of 06.30.15
Callahan & Associates |

State CU Market Share 15 CU Market Share 14 YOY Change In CU Market Share
1 Alaska 29.8% 30.7% -0.90%
2 District of Columbia 24.6% 21.6% 3.00%
3 Idaho 24.0% 22.4% 1.60%
4 Washington 22.7% 23.5% -0.80%
5 New Mexico 21.6% 21.1% 0.50%
6 Hawaii 21.5% 22.0% -0.50%
7 Oregon 21.4% 21.5% -0.10%
8 Vermont 19.6% 20.4% -0.80%
9 Michigan 18.4% 17.8% 0.60%
10 New Hampshire 17.7% 18.7% -1.00%

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

With a seven-percentage point increase, Arkansas boasted the largest year-over-year increase in the credit union deposit market share. North Dakota came in second with a 3.2 percentage point bump. Notably, 20 states posted a year-over-year increase in the credit union deposit market share, slightly up from the 19 reported in June 2014.

For banks, the two states with the highest deposit market share were South Dakota and Delaware, where 99.4% of the market went to for-profit institutions as of June 30, 2015.

How Do You Compare?

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August 26, 2015

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