Clearstar Financial Credit Union Members Now Served by United Federal Credit Union; Member Accounts are Safe and Federally Insured
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (September 25, 2009) – The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) today accepted appointment as liquidating agent of Clearstar Financial Credit Union, in Reno Nevada, following the Nevada Division of Financial Institution’s decision to close the credit union effective September 25, 2009.
United Federal Credit Union purchased and assumed Clearstar Financial Credit Union’s assets, loans and shares, enabling Clearstar’s members to continue to receive uninterrupted credit union service. Clearstar Financial Credit Union’s declining financial condition led to the closure and subsequent purchase and assumption by United Federal Credit Union. Clearstar Financial Credit Union had $144 million in assets and served 16,000 members.
United Federal Credit Union is a full service credit union and its new members will have access to a broad array of financial services offered throughout a wide service area. With assets of $941 million, United FCU serves approximately 78,000 members from employee and associational groups in various states throughout the country. The headquarters office is located at 2807 South State Street in St Joseph, Michigan. United Federal Credit Union has fifteen branch offices serving members throughout its service area. The credit union also offers online transaction service.
Member accounts are insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, a federal insurance fund backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. This is the 7th federally insured credit union liquidation in 2009.
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by
the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise
federal credit unions. With the backing of the full
faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates
and manages the National Credit Union Share
Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of nearly 100
million account holders in all federal credit
unions and the overwhelming majority of
state-chartered credit unions. At
Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.