The Texas Credit Union League is hoping there is good news in aGallup Poll out this week which shows confidence in banks is at anall time low in the U.S.

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In an email bulletin, the league noted the Gallup results showedbanks among major institutions had a 2% drop last year with only21% of Americans showing confidence, a development underscoring theimpact of Bank Transfer Day.

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In interpreting the Gallup results, Richard Ensweiler,president/CEO of the league, said BTD showed disgruntled bank customers have hadenough of high fees and thus credit unions “now have anunprecedented opportunity to continue highlighting the credit uniondifference in tangible terms.”

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In conducting its yearly institutions survey, Gallup found thatamong U.S. groups like the military, big business and police, bankshave dropped more in the confidence polls than any otherinstitution since Gallup was created in 1979, the league said.

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“While banks are continuing to hurt as they add more fees,credit unions are continuing to see waves of membership growth thatdoesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon,” said Ensweiler.

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Quoting a CNN Money article, Ensweiler said creditunions took in 667,000 new members during the first quarter of2012, a 62% increase since the previous quarter.

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