Credit union annual statistics - 2018

The credit union annual statistics are statistics aggregated from the annual (CY) returns submitted by authorised credit unions in the United Kingdom.
Published on 31 July 2019

The statistics provide a breakdown of the balance sheet, income statement, membership and loans. The figures are reported at a UK level and split to show aggregated values for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Key points from the 2018 annual data

  • Total members has surpassed 2 million in the UK for the first time, driven by a rise in Adult members in 2018 (3%).
  • Loans to members has risen (7%) in the UK and has passed £1.5 billion for the first time.
  • Total assets rose 3.8% in the UK for 2018, reaching £3.3bn.
  • Profit/Loss before tax has fallen (-1.8%) for the third consecutive year in the UK, and totals £57m for 2018.