Member Deposits Protected up to $250,000; Consumer Service Hotline Open
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 26, 2012) – The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) today liquidated Shepherd’s Federal Credit Union of Charlotte, N.C. NCUA made the decision to liquidate Shepherd’s Federal Credit Union and discontinue the credit union’s operations after determining the credit union was insolvent and had no prospect for restoring viable operations.
Member deposits at Shepherd’s Federal Credit Union are federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund up to $250,000. NCUA’s Asset Management and Assistance Center will issue checks to members holding verified share accounts in the credit union within one week.
Members of Shepherd’s Federal Credit Union may contact NCUA’s Consumer Assistance Center hotline toll free at 800-755-1030 with any questions. The center answers calls Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time. Individuals may also visit the MyCreditUnion.gov website at any time for more information on share insurance coverage (http://www.mycreditunion.gov/protect/Pages/Is-My-Money-Safe-in-a-Credit-Union.aspx
Shepherd’s Federal Credit Union served 1,397 members and had deposits of approximately $379,000. Chartered in 2010, Shepherd’s Federal Credit Union served members and employees of Unity, the Way of Holiness Christian Church in Charlotte and Clarkton, N.C.
Shepherd’s Federal Credit Union is the fourth federally insured credit union liquidation in 2012.
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 more than
98 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.