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Adapting and Thriving: Georgia’s credit unions embrace change

Georgia Trend

Walk into the Marietta branch of Delta Community Credit Union and you could be in any bank in America – from the sleekly modern, freestanding teller stations to decorative glass-walled offices. Credit unions are working hard to offer not just the same look, but all the same services of their bigger and richer for-profit competitors.

These days, thanks to technology, they’re succeeding.

Last year loan growth for the industry was about 10 percent, and savings are growing at an annual rate of 5 to 6 percent, according to Mike Mercer, president and CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, an industry association.

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