ATLANTA (6/12/09)--Dakota Territory FCU, Deadwood, S.D., has joined CO-OP Shared Branching in partnership with the Mid-America Credit Union Association. CO-OP Shared Branching provides members of participating credit unions access to more than 3,700 branch access points nationwide. Dakota Territory FCU is the first South Dakota credit union to sign onto the program, CO-OP said. “Since Deadwood is a popular tourist destination, and with the new National Science Foundation’s deep underground science lab opening soon in Lead, S.D., we see this is a great opportunity to expand our member services and grow through the shared-branching network,” said Floyd Rummel, Dakota Territory FCU CEO. Shared branching will allow Dakota Territory FCU to:
* Accept guest members into its facility; * Expand its branch network to offer convenience to its members; * Strengthen its disaster recovery plan; and * Extend its hours.
Dakota Territory FCU has $20 million in assets.