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Being part of the CO-OP Shared Branch Network allows members of participating credit unions to do their banking at any credit union in the network.
This means that if you are not located near one of our three locations or you are out of town on vacation or business you can conduct your credit union business at a participating credit union or self service location near you.
What is Shared Branching?
Shared Branching is a network of credit unions that will allow “Guest Members” from any participating credit union to conduct transactions at a participating credit union. Credit unions are sharing their branches so that members will have access to over 5,100 locations nationwide.
Shared Branching FAQs
- Withdrawals ($750 maximum)
- Balance Inquiries
- Loan Payments
- Transaction Histories (Last 10 transactions)
- Money Orders
- Traveler's Cheques
- Cashier's Checks
Note: Since services vary from location to location, check with individual branches before your visit for a complete menu of available services. Funds availability will also vary from one location to another.
Policies at a Shared Branch may differ from those at HTFFFCU, for instance:
- Length of check holds: a minimum of 2 business days
- You will need to completely fill out transaction slips
- Valid identification is required at each visit
- Drive Thru not always available to “Guest Members” at participating credit unions.
- Answers to questions or concerns with your statement
- Any account information over the phone
- HTFFFCU Loan, Savings, and other rates
- Direct Deposit and Automatic Transfer set ups.
- Valid photo ID with signature (Driver’s License, Passport, Military ID)
- Know your Credit Union name (Houston Texas Fire Fighters Federal Credit Union)
- Account Number (Shared Branches do not have the ability to look up your account number by name or social security number)
The transaction is “real time” which means it is immediately posted to your account.
Yes, only if the account is set up in the DBA name.
If any of the other participating Shared Branches have coin machines that you can use, you may be subject to any fees or charges that are the policies of those credit unions.
Other Important Information:
- If you have a password on your account, the Shared Branch will not have access to that information and therefore will not ask for you to provide it.
- If you have any alerts on your account such as Update Address, See Collections or Garnishments, you will not be able to do any transactions at the Shared Branches until those have been take care of with us.
- A cash back transaction of $500 or more may require a thumb print.
- Transactions made after 7 p.m. will be posted on the next business day.
- No third party check will be accepted.
- A separate deposit slip for Shared Branching will be available at the participating credit unions in the network.