Credit edit: Credit unions being reclassified as banks has caused revenue declines

IBISWorld’s Credit Unions market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Many credit unions have exited the industry due to their conversion to bank status
  • Enterprise numbers are declining as larger players transform into banks to remain competitive
  • Credit unions are expected to increase their brand visibility and expand their loan portfolios

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Successive cash rate cuts over the past five years have hurt the Credit Unions industry's performance. As the Australian economy transitions away from mining and towards non-mining service sectors, the RBA has cut the cash rate to historic lows. The cuts have had a detrimental effect on the interest income generated on credit unions' loan portfolios. Even more damaging has been the effect of many credit unions exiting the industry due to their conversion to bank status. As a result, a portion of the industry's revenue and asset base has been reclassified to the National and Regional Commercial Banks industry. Subsequently, industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualised 15.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to $1.61 billion. Industry revenue is projected to decline by 15.0%...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Credit Unions industry is in the decline stage of its economic life cycle. Industry value added, which measures an industry's contribution to the economy, is forecast to decline at annualised 7.4% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This represents a significant underperformance of overall GDP, which is projected to rise at an annualised 2.5% over the same period, indicating the industry's contribution to the economy is shrinking.

    The main factor behind the industry's decline is the exit of numerous credit unions over the past five years, which has led to industry assets falling and employment declining. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Credit Unions Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Credit Unions Industry are

  • Access to the latest available technology and techniques
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Financial position of the company (as against financial structure)
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    Industry Products

    What is the Credit Unions Industry?

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

    Industry Products
    Residential mortgages
    Personal loans
    Commercial loans
    Deposit accounts and other
    Industry Activities
    Mortgage lending
    Personal lending
    Commercial lending
    Deposit accounts

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Cash rate
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Mortgage affordability
  • Residential property yields

  • Current Performance
  • Cash rate
  • Bad debts
  • Regulation
  • Consolidation and exit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Funding limitations
  • Cash rate
  • Competition and reforms
  • Consolidation
  • Table: Credit Unions Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Credit Unions Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Accounting Services
  • Custody, Trustee and Stock Exchange Services
  • Legal Services

  • Products & Services
  • Residential mortgages
  • Deposit accounts and other
  • Personal loans
  • Commercial loans
  • Chart: Credit Unions Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Owner-occupied property buyers
  • Investor property buyers
  • Household sector
  • Commercial sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Credit Unions Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Credit Unions

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Credit Unions Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Credit Union Australia LtdAustralian Central Credit Union Ltd
  • Table: Credit Union Australia Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Australian Central Credit Union Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Credit Unions Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Credit Unions Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Common Equity Tier 1 (Cet1)
  • Capital as defined by Basel III regulations that are used in calculation of capitalisation ratio, and includes common equity and retained earnings.
  • Interest Rate
  • A rate charged on funds borrowed (lent) that is repaid (paid out) over and above the principal amount borrowed.
  • Mortgage
  • A loan financing the purchase of real estate with specified payment periods and a fixed or variable interest rate.
  • Mutual Organisations
  • Organisations owned by and for the benefit of members. They exist for raising funds from their members, which are used to provide common services to all members.
  • Write-Off
  • A loan that is deemed to be not collectible where the remaining amount is written off as an expense.
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