Member Deposits Protected up to $250,000; Member Service Continues Uninterrupted
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 18, 2012) – The Wisconsin Office of Credit Unions liquidated Wausau Postal Employees Credit Union of Wausau, Wis., today and appointed the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) as liquidating agent. NCUA immediately signed an agreement with CoVantage Credit Union of Antigo, Wis., to purchase and assume Wausau Postal Employees Credit Union’s assets, liabilities, and membership.
The accounts of the new CoVantage Credit Union members remain federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund up to $250,000. The new CoVantage Credit Union members will experience no interruption in services.
CoVantage Credit Union is a full-service, federally insured, state-chartered credit union with $1 billion in assets and more than 74,000 members. CoVantage Credit Union serves the people who live or work in Wisconsin’s Brown, Clark, Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Taylor, Waupaca, and Wood counties or in Michigan’s Dickinson and Iron counties.
Wausau Postal Employees Credit Union’s declining financial condition led to its closure and subsequent purchase and assumption. At the time of liquidation, the credit union served 845 members and had $8.4 million in assets.
Chartered in 1932, Wausau Postal Employees Credit Union served all postal and federal employees and their families in the 544 and 545 zip codes. Wausau Postal Employees Credit Union is the fifth 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 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.