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PHOENIX — Marking one of the largest year-end payouts to members, $10 million, Arizona Federal Credit Union promoted the event with Dec. 15 visits by NCUA Vice Chairman Rodney Hood and U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.). The state’s second largest CU said the $10 million capital distribution underscored a good year for the CU as well as a public demonstration of how it gives back to members and to the community, countering criticism in Congress of NCUA and industry policies on serving the low income.

Credit union officials referred to a Government Accountability Report two weeks ago comparing banks and CUs on the underserved and taking NCUA to task over its regulatory role.

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