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Alliant's Charles Krawitz says partnering with other credit unions has enabled Alliant to improve its returns

Alliant More Than Doubles Loan Trading Volume Year Over Year

Alliant Credit Union’s loan trading desk sold $268 million in commercial and consumer loan participations in 2021 in 25 transactions, up from $127 million in 2020. On the purchase side, Alliant bought $715 million in residential and consumer loan participations across 14 transactions with credit unions, fintechs and specialized lenders, up from $93 million in 2020. 

“Partnering with other credit unions and fintech lenders has enabled us to improve returns for our members and opened the door to innovating with new loan product types,” said Charles Krawitz, chief capital markets officer and head of commercial lending at Alliant“As we deepen our national network of relationships, we uncover additional loan trading opportunities to continue our success.” 

Chicago-based Alliant has established a broad footprint for its loan trading desk, with trading partners encompassing fintech lenders in the digital realm, as well as credit unions throughout the U.S. 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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