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ALBANY, N.Y. – In what this state’s credit unions are calling a “major victory,” the New York State Assembly has passed a bill allowing credit unions access to the state Banking Development Districts Program for the first time, allowing CUs to receive up to $10 million in subsidized public deposits and other benefits.

OSHKOSH, Wis.—Verve, a Credit Union said it plans to acquire South Central Bank NA, a $300-million community bank based in the Chicago area.

MADISON, Wis.–Credit union loan balances and membership growth both slowed during April, with the number of new members joining CUs down significantly. Adjustable-rate mortgages showed surprising growth however, while net charge-offs showed a small decrease.