Member growth U.S. map According to the NCUA’s three regions, membership growth across the country was fairly evenly distributed year-over-year in the first quarter of 2019, with the Eastern region leading the way.

Americans continue to join credit unions in record numbers. Each person joins for their own reasons, but together they’re energizing a movement that now accounts for more than one-third of the U.S. population.

They may be attracted to higher interest on their savings and lower interest on their loans than competing banks. They may also be attracted to the member-focused, not-for-profit model that often comes with a heavy dose of financial wellness.

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