Oklahoma banking, credit union officials debate merits of federal bill

Oklahoma banking and credit union officials disagree on the effects and merits of pending federal legislation, which would boost lending limits for credit unions.

BY DON MECOY Published: April 22, 2012
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Roger Beverage, president of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, admits he might have been a bit harsh when he recently referred to credit unions as “tax-dodging” institutions.
“That’s probably...

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By the numbers
In Oklahoma, there are 235 FDIC-insured banks and savings institutions. There are 71 credit unions in the state, with a total of about 1 million members.

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