Alaska USA FCU Adds CO-OP Shared Branching to 43 Locations

With the addition of these locations, the cooperative network now encompasses 5,500 credit union branches.

7/5/2017

Shared branching is a unique competitive advantage for the credit union industry, enabling members to enter any CO-OP Shared Branching location and transact their business as if they were at their own credit union.

Alaska USA FCU, Alaska’s largest credit union and the seventeenth largest credit union in the country, is expanding its participation in CO-OP Shared Branching, adding 43 new branches to the cooperative network. The Anchorage-based credit union has more than 615,000 members worldwide and more than $7 billion in assets.

“Alaska USA has participated in CO-OP Shared Branching for many years, as we believe it provides great value to our members when they travel,” said Brian E. Wolf, chief operations officer, Alaska USA FCU. “We decided to create greater service consistency by extending shared branching to all of our locations across Washington, California, and Arizona.”

With these additions, CO-OP Shared Branching now comprises more than 5,500 locations throughout the United States to serve members of participating credit unions.

“Alaska USA is looking to provide opportunities for our members to access their accounts and other services how, when, and where they desire,” said Wolf. “We see CO-OP Shared Branching as an important piece of the puzzle to meeting our members’ needs.”