How to Convert From a Federal to a State Charter

Even though the NCUA recently opened up some of its field of membership options, some credit unions may still find a state charter better suited to their strategy and needs. In addition, some state credit union field of ...

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Carolina Trust FCU Finds Success with Expanded Community FOM

When Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union opened its branch in Littler River, South Carolina, in 2014, it was just two miles away from Brunswick County, North Carolina. SECU, a SEG based credit union serving North Carolina state ...

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How to Apply for Community FOMs Greater Than 2.5M

As you all know, a community-chartered federal credit union serves a single well-defined community or rural district. Federal credit unions with community charters can serve persons who live, worship, attend school or work in the ...

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Low-Income Credit Unions Stack Up Well With All CUs

People often intermingle the terms Community Development Financial Institution and Low-Income Credit Union designation. They’re similar, yet entirely separate, designations, and they’re also different from adding an underserved ...

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Bankers Taking Credit Union Battles to the States

The banking trade associations have found little ‘relief’ at the federal level from the alleged overstepping of credit unions’ legal authorities and have turned to the state level with their attacks. Whether the issue is field of ...

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