Credit Union

Business / Taxes / Credit Union: Credit unions are financial cooperatives set up by employee and community associations, labor unions, church groups, and other organizations. They provide affordable financial services to members of the sponsoring organization. In some cases, they're created in rural or economically disadvantaged areas, where commercial banks may be scarce or prohibitively expensive. Because they are not-for-profit, credit unions tend to charge lower fees and interest rates on loans than commercial banks while paying higher interest rates on savings and investment accounts. The services offered at large credit unions can be as comprehensive as those at large banks. At smaller credit unions, however, services and hours may be more limited, and a few deposits may not be insured. Assets in most credit unions are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund on the same terms that deposits in national and state banks are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Other Words for Credit

Credit Verb Synonyms: ascribe, acknowledge, attribute, assign, impute
Credit Noun Synonyms: belief, faith, trust, credence
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Other Words for Union

Union Adjective Synonyms: uniting, unity, combining, combination, joining, junction, conjoining, conjunction, allying, alliance, associating, association, coalition, amalgamating, amalgamation, fusing, fusion, marrying, marriage, confederating, confederation, confederacy, synthesi
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National Credit Union Administration

Business / Finance / National Credit Union Administration: Federal agency that oversees and insures the federal credit union system, and is funded by its members. MORE

Credit Unions

Business / Accounting / Credit Unions: Not-for-profit cooperatives of members with some type of common bond (e.g., employer) that provide a wide array of financial services, often at a lower cost than banks. MORE

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

Business / Accounting / National Credit Union Administration (NCUA): A federal agency that charters and oversees federal credit unions. The NCUA insures deposits at federal credit unions and at some state credit unions against certain losses. MORE

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