And now, with 170 locations throughout Maine, there are more Shared Branches than any single bank in Maine — nearly three times! There are also more than 5,300 branch locations across the nation – that’s the fourth largest branch network in the country.
Shared Branching allows members of participating credit unions to access thousands of credit union service center locations via the cooperative network of service centers in the United States and overseas.
Most member services are offered at Shared Branching locations across the country including: account deposits; cash and check withdrawals; transfers between accounts; cash advances, loan payments, and balance inquiries. Extended service hours and weekend hours are offered at some locations, while money orders, traveler’s checks or official checks can also be purchased at various Shared Branches.
“Shared Branching provides more locations to conduct financial transactions than any other financial institution in Maine, and still enables members to receive the exceptional credit union service that Maine’s credit unions are known for. From Madawaska to York, credit union members can find a Shared Branch location when they travel throughout the state, or even when they head out of state for work, vacation or to attend college. Shared Branching means that a great number of Maine’s 646,000 credit union members can use their credit union across town, across state and across the country,” explained John Murphy, president of the Maine Credit Union League.
A list of Maine locations can be found at mainecreditunions.org. A list of locations nationwide and across the globe can be found at co-opsharedbranching.org. There you can also find out how to download Apps for both iPhones and Androids, making finding a Shared Branch location even easier.