Bank Transfer Day: Occupy Movements Continue to Promote CUs
Across the country, Occupy movements are keeping a spotlight on joining credit unions.
Occupy Albany in New York protested outside of Bank of America branches Saturday urging consumers to consider credit unions like the $2.2 billion State Employees Credit Union in Albany, the Times Union reported.
Credit Union Times contacted SEFCU but the credit union was not open Saturday. A call to organizers with Occupy Albany had not yet been returned.
Occupy Miami, which has also promoted the use of credit unions, was planning a music festival this evening.
Bank Transfer Day creator Kristin Christian has said the national switch day is not affiliated with the Occupy protests. Still, demonstrators share Christian’s suggestion of moving accounts from banks to credit unions.