To compete, credit unions should ensure their mobile systems are up to par.
Economic experts disagree that the Fed is on the right track.
Do recent survey results - three in 10 Americans have not visited a branch in the past six month - mean the death of branches is rapidly approaching?
Bankers say consumers want both digital services and branches, but research suggests consumers have cooled on brick-and-mortar, especially for transactions.
Bankrate.com releases survey of bank and credit union checking accounts.
Community banks also offer far more free checking options than big banks. Economist blames interchange cap on large institutions.
One in 10 Americans report improvement in health insurance situation over the past year.
In 2012, 33,440 new members joined Bethpage, a 26% increase compared to 2011, the Long Island credit union said.
A new survey of Long Island checking account holders found 60% of them also would most likely leave for free checking.
FOMC maintains low levels for federal funds rate at 0% to .25%.