ROCKLIN, Calif. — While more financial institutions are moving their investment service programs towards a “fee-based” model, credit unions have not fully moved in that direction just yet.

Pete Snyder, president of Snyder Consulting Solutions, LLC, an investment and insurance consulting firm for credit unions, said the risks are critical to know before implementation. Fee-based investment accounts generally offer a consolidated approach to managing investments. They tend to bundle a wide range of investments, services and advice into one account and transactions are generally made without a charge to the account. Instead, a fee, generally between 1% and 3%, is levied based on the size of the account.

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