Weak savings growth coupled with fast membership expansion overthe last year reduced the savings per member growth rate to 0.6%,the lowest since August 2000.

That's according to CUNA Mutual Group's August Credit UnionTrends Report, which tracked data through June. Credit unionsavings balances fell 0.5% that month, lowering theyear-over-year savings growth rate to 3.5%.

Deposit interest rates appeared to have bottomed out in thesecond quarter and are starting to move up ever so slowly, SteveRick, CUNA Mutual chief economist said.

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