In 1913, New York was the fourth state in the nation to enact a state credit union act. Throughout the years the state act has been revised to ensure New York credit unions had a viable option between the state and federal charter. One of the most significant revisions occurred in 2014 when the field of membership provision was enhanced to allow state chartered credit unions to combine employer, association and community groups within a single field of membership. This enhancement combined with other advantageous provisions already contained within the state act makes the state charter an attractive option for New York credit unions.

The resources found here were created by the Association to assist credit unions to better understand the state charter and how it compares to the federal charter.

Please contact the Association with any questions or to further discuss the state charter and/or resources contained herein.

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