PORTLAND, Ore.-Some 84% of member business loan delinquencies and 91% of MBL charge-offs reside in the portfolios of just 100 credit unions, according to analysis of NCUA data by CU Business Group.

The CUSO said that in examining June 30, 2009 NCUA 5300 report data for credit unions with $5 million or more in MBLs, these 698 CUs hold 95% of all MBL dollars in the industry. CUBG said it found that 50% of all delinquencies are concentrated in just 18 of these 698 CUs, and that 84% of MBL delinquencies are held in just 100 of these credit unions.

"It's good news that the industry's problems are held by a small number of credit unions and most credit unions have low delinquencies," said CUBG CEO Larry Middleman in a released statement. "In fact, 234 of these 698 credit unions have zero delinquencies, which is highly commendable in today's economy."

The company said a similar trend rings true for MBL charge-offs, with only 23 CUs having greater than $1 million in MBL charge-offs as of June 30, 2009. CUBG also found that $83 million or 91% of all charge-offs are concentrated in the portfolios of just 100 credit unions.

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