Business & Real Estate

Sacramento County credit unions seeing strong loan growth

Sacramento-area credit unions are also benefiting from the improved loan environment that local banks have reported.

The Ontario-based California Credit Union League said 10 credit unions headquartered in Sacramento County had a combined $8.4 billion in loans at the close of the third quarter on Sept. 30. That’s up from $7.3 billion in this year’s second quarter and a nearly 20 percent gain year-over-year.

Loans included first mortgages, home-equity lines of credit, business loans, auto loans and credit cards.

New auto loans saw the biggest year-over-year increase, up 33.3 percent from 2014.

First mortgages increased 16.3 percent over last year. Within that sector, CCUL said there was a 136.6 percent annual gain in fixed-rate loan originations.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover