PHOENIX — In the wake of the weekend failure of three Western banks all part of a $3 billion Arizona holding company coupled with the $42.5 million midyear loss of Arizona Federal Credit Union, CUs here, in Nevada and in California were girding Monday for more safety and soundness queries from the public and members.

“I wouldn’t say we’ve been flooded with questions but I know we have been getting telephone calls and e-mails at our branches,” said a spokesman for the $3.1 billion Desert Schools FCU, the state’s largest, which since the IndyMac collapse two weeks ago has posted assuring messages from the CU chairman, Dr. Claudette Gronski.

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