Who owns credit unions?

Answer Credit unions are cooperatives, owned by their members. Members are essentially loaning money to each other by the deposits they put into the credit union. Credit unions are not-for-profit and can ... Read More »

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What Is the Difference Between Regular Credit Unions & Federally Backed Credit Unions?

Credit unions are chartered by either state governments or the federal government. When people refer to a "regular" credit union, it is generally a state-chartered institution and does not have the... Read More »

What is Regulation D for credit unions?

According to the financial information website Bankers Online, Regulation D covering financial institutions including credit unions is a federal law introduced by Congress under Section 19 of the F... Read More »

Are credit unions safe?

On One Hand: Just as SafeCredit unions are as safe as any bank, according to Gerri Willis, host of CNN's "Your Bottom Line." Like bank accounts, credit union accounts are federally insured, only by... Read More »

How do credit unions work?

Credit unions provide an alternative to other banking and lending institutions. According to the Credit Union National Association, there are more than 8,000 credit unions in the United States.Sign... Read More »