Credit union growth is surging as the Federal Reserve expands its asset purchases.
This year, the FED expanded its balance sheet by $500 billion, and this expansion has been driven by the $2.5 trillion in asset purchases in Q3 that included $400 billion in asset sales, $150 billion in mortgage-backed securities and $60 billion in credit-default swaps.
This is a major credit-rating agency expansion that will have a major impact on the growth of the credit union sector and the credit markets.
The expansion of the balance sheet has created an opportunity for the credit unions to capitalize on their expansion, as they can capitalize on the increased liquidity of the newly purchased debt, which in turn will increase their profitability.
The FED’s asset purchases also allow them to provide for additional funding in the form of higher-rated debt, making it easier for them to meet their obligations.
It will be interesting to see how the credit rating agencies react to this new opportunity to invest in the credit-worthiness of the nation’s credit unions.
In the meantime, credit unions will need to be vigilant to ensure that they are not exposed to potential credit rating risk as a result of the asset purchases, as the Feds asset purchases are not expected to be completed until sometime next year.
Credit union expansion is important for the health of the American economy, as it will bring economic growth to many sectors of the economy, especially in the housing sector.
The continued expansion of credit and the continued recovery of the labor market will also help the credit card and credit card issuer markets, as those industries will continue to see a surge in credit card demand as they are able to attract new business.
However, the credit system also faces a risk, as some financial institutions are potentially vulnerable to the risk of credit downgrade, which could adversely impact the credit ratings of these financial institutions.