Taxi Medallion Loans Stress Two New Jersey Credit Unions

Taxi medallion loans continue to stress the performance of two New Jersey credit unions in the first quarter of 2017. Both credit unions owned credit union service organizations that financed taxi medallions.

The increase in provisions for loan and lease losses caused First Jersey Credit Union (Wayne, NJ) to go from a profit of 82,404 in the first quarter of 2016 to a loss of $847, 040 at the end of the first quarter of 2017.

Aspire Federal Credit Union (Wayne, NJ) reported a loss of $519,386 during the first quarter of 2017. In comparison, the credit union recorded a quarterly loss of $93,723 one year earlier.

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