Results from a survey out this week by the $4.2 billion BethpageFederal Credit Union in New York shows no or low fees were thechief reason new members switched to the CU as a result of BankTransfer Day.

Moreover, public awareness of CUs and Bethpage, in particular, increased markedly during the secondhalf of the year as the BTD promotion took hold last November, saidthe CU.

The momentum seems certain to continue, forecast the CU based onrecent new check fees for high net worth customers as debuted byBank of America and other megabanks in the last few weeks, saidKirk Kordeleski, president/CEO of the Long Island CU.

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