Credit Unions in Canada: Market Research Report

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Credit Unions in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 52213CA | Mar 2016

Bank on it: Consolidation and a larger asset base will allow credit unions to compete with banks

IBISWorld’s Credit Unions market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite financial uncertainty and a tighter lending environment, credit unions have managed to achieve moderate growth over the past five years. Nevertheless, rising external competition is leading credit unions to consolidate, which has enabled them to reduce labour costs and take advantage of new technologies. Over the next five years, consolidation will continue to help credit unions achieve economies of scale and increase their asset base. With increased size, they will be able to compete better on fee pricing and interest spreads... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Credit Unions industry is comprised of both large institutions and a large number of smaller firms serving local areas. However, market share concentration within this industry is high, with the top four companies accounting for about 75.0% of industry revenue according to IBISWorld estimates. While the industry does have a large player in Desjardins, the majority of companies are small looking to serve local communities. However, this trend has been changing and as a result industry market share concentration has become greater over time. The larger credit unions continue to get larger while the smaller credit unions cease to exists or get acquired. Over the five years to 2016, industry enterprises have declined at an average annual rate of 4.8% to 647... purchase to read more


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What is the Credit Unions Industry?

This industry consists of financial institutions known as credit unions and caisses populaires. These institutions are member owned and provide banking services, mainly deposit taking and lending, to these same members.

Industry Products
Residential mortgagesConsumer loansBusiness loans
Industry Activities
Accepting members' share depositsOffering members consumer loans

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