NAFCU devotes a great deal of institutional resources to keeping its finger on the pulse of its members' operations by surveying its membership regularly. In addition, our research team analyzes data from public entities like the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and more.
Pairing up-to-date data from our credit union membership—representing federally-insured credit unions of all sizes from across the country—with useful data that is publicly available allows us to uncover meaningful trends, analysis and forecasts to advocate for the best interests of credit unions with lawmakers and regulators as well as provide valuable insights to our credit union members.
In addition to NAFCU's research reports, NCUA, the Federal Reserve and other websites offer relevant credit union and economic forecast data and resources.
Federal Reserve Data
Federal Reserve Districts produce valuable regional data, research, and publications that may be of interest to credit unions. Links to the research and economics page of each of the Districts are provided below.
- Federal Reserve Data Releases ranging from Consumer Credit to Exchange Rates and International Data.
- Federal Reserve Select Interest Rates
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Data
- Credit Union and Corporate Call Report page includes Financial Performance Reports for individual institutions and the complete 5300 Call Report Quarterly Data.
- NCUA Quarterly U.S. Map Review covers key indicators of credit union financial health and viability by state.
Additional Helpful Resources
- Datatrac's state-by-state comparison of retail loan and saving rates at credit unions vs. banks, powered by CULookup.com.
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Quarterly Regional Economic Analysis of banking and economic conditions by state, listed by region.
- U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Economy at a Glance delivers all of the bureau's latest data and releases.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) new release site provides their most recent statistics, notably the Employment Situation.
- U.S. Department of Treasury Resource Center is an excellent reference for a second opinion on short and long term interest rates. It also provides an excellent resource for all the programs that the Treasury is managing presently.
- Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a monthly index designed to better gauge overall economic activity and inflationary pressure based on production and income; employment, unemployment, and hours; personal consumption and housing; and sales, orders, and inventories.