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Eight months after Bank Transfer Day, Kristen Christian, its California founder, reiterated Thursday her gratitude to industry leaders and frontline staffers for providing her a life-changing appreciation of credit unions, something she said that has made her a better American.

Christian, whose Facebook postings last fall helped ignite the Nov. 5 anti-bank holiday – which in turn led to a flood of new credit union accounts – told Credit Union Times the months since have been filled with national and international speech-making and conference appearances that she said she has found humbling.

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