CO-OP Shared Branch
As part of the CO-OP Shared Branch network, our members have access to over 5000 credit union branches nationwide.
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.
What transactions can I perform at a Shared Branch?
- Withdrawals (maximum limits may apply)
- 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.
How can I find the nearest Shared Branch?
Click here to find the shared branching location closest to you. Put your information in the search engine and you can find the Shared Branches participating in your area. Or, select a state and view every participating credit unions in that state.
What is the difference between a Shared Branch and UARK FCU?
Policies at a Shared Branch may differ from those at UARK FCU, 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.
What information can I not get from a Shared Branch?
- Answers to questions or concerns with your statement
- Any account information over the phone
- UARK FCU Loan, Savings, and other rates
- Direct Deposit and Automatic Transfer set ups.
What do I need to bring with me to perform a transaction at a Shared Branch?
- Valid photo ID with signature (Driver’s License, Passport, Military ID)
- Know your Credit Union name (UARK Federal Credit Union)
- Account Number (Shared Branches do not have the ability to look up your account number by name or social security number)
How long does it take for the transaction to reach my account?
The transaction is “real time” which means it is immediately posted to your account.
Can I do a cash advance from my credit cards at the Shared Branch?
You may be able to do a cash advance at a Shared Branch, if they accept credit cards. In that instance, you may be subject to any fees or charges imposed by those Shared Branches.
Do the Shared Branches have coin machines for our use?
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.
- 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.