TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas credit unions were wasting no time Monday in issuing safety/soundness messages to their members and reminding them of CU financial strengths following the weekend failure of a $752 million Topeka bank.

In a letter posted on its Web site, Gavin A. Wittman, president of the $113 million Educational CU of Topeka, wrote that “with the news of Columbian Bank closing, it is natural for there to be questions about your investments with other banks and more specifically with ECU. I want you to feel 100% comfortable that Educational Credit Union is not only healthy and growing, but is actually enjoying one of its strongest years of performance.”

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