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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — The California and Nevada Credit Union League’s research and information hotline has been ringing off the hook this week with calls from member credit unions seeking to clarify NCUA share insurance details, said Henry Kertman, vice president of public affairs.

IndyMac bank customers made headlines when they lined up outside the failed Countrywide spin-off earlier this week, clamoring to withdrawal deposits and demanding information about the fate of deposits in excess of FDIC coverage. Media outlets in Southern California are reporting the incident has prompted some worried consumers to withdraw funds from other troubled banks in the region, including Downey Savings, First Federal Bank and Washington Mutual.

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