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Credit Unions in Australia: Market Research Report

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Credit Unions Market Research Report | ANZSIC K6223 | Mar 2016

Cashing out: The conversion of eligible credit unions to banks has reduced industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Credit Unions market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-15.8%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
5,722
Businesses
72
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Like the rest of Australia's Finance subdivision, credit unions have been hurt by the successive cash rate cuts over the past five years. As the Australian economy transitions from an emphasis on mining to non-mining sectors, the Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the cash rate to historic lows. This has had a detrimental effect on the interest income generated from credit unions' loan portfolios. Even more damaging was the effect of many credit unions exiting the industry as they converted to bank status, which led to a portion of the industry's revenue and asset base being instead reclassified to the National and Regional Commercial Banks industry. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualised 15.8% over the five years through 2015-16 to reach $1.7... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Credit Unions industry is in the declining stage of its economic life cycle. Industry value added, which measures an industry's contribution to the economy, is forecast to decline at annualised 5.2% over the 10 years through 2020-21. This represents a significant underperformance of overall GDP, which is projected to rise at an annualised 2.6%, indicating the industry's contribution to the economy is declining.

One of the major factors in the industry's decline has been the exit of numerous credit unions over the past five years, which has led to industry assets falling and employment declining. There has also been little product innovation due to limited resources and the companies in the industry has struggled to diversify into new markets... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Credit Unions Industry?

This industry consists of financial institutions known as credit unions or cooperatives, which are owned by their members and provide them with banking services, mainly deposit taking and lending.

Industry Products
Personal lendingInvestment mortgagesOwner-occupied mortgagesCommercial lendingDeposit accounts
 
Industry Activities
Mortgage lendingPersonal lendingCommercial lendingDeposit accounts


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