Member accounts remain federally insured, member service continues uninterrupted
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 7, 2011) - The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) today placed Land of Enchantment Federal Credit Union of Santa Fe, New Mexico, into liquidation; and Guadalupe Credit Union of Santa Fe, New Mexico, purchased and assumed Land of Enchantment’s assets, liabilities and members.
Members of Land of Enchantment Federal Credit Union will experience no interruption in credit union service, and their accounts remain federally insured up to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF). Guadalupe Credit Union has $102 million in assets and serves approximately 10,500 members.
NCUA assumed control of operations at Land of Enchantment Federal Credit Union with a goal of continuing credit union service to the members at a safe, sound credit union.
At closure, Land of Enchantment Federal Credit Union had approximately $8.6 million in assets and served 1,593 members. The credit union was established in 1951 to serve the employees of the New Mexico Department of Public Welfare. This is the 5th federally insured credit union liquidation in 2011.
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.