The Springfield, Ore.-based Northwest Community Credit Union shared positive post-Bank Transfer Day reports on Monday.
The $674.3 million, 71,000-member CU signed up 85 new members on Nov. 5. On the comparable Saturday in November 2010, just 20 new members joined the credit union, Chief Experience Officer Matt Purvis said.
Throughout October 2011, Northwest Community CU received three times as many new members as it did in October 2010, Purvis sad.
“We saw significant increases in new member numbers throughout the past week, compared to on those same days in 2010,” he said.
The credit union’s branches were open during extended hours on Nov. 5 and drew an enthusiastic crowd, Purvis noted.
“We heard some stories of people walking in and saying, ‘We’re here for Bank Transfer Day,”’ Purvis said. “It was in a real sense a celebratory atmosphere.”