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HOUSTON - (02/24/05) -- Chartway FCU, which is based inVirginia Beach, Va., said it is doubling the number of branches ithas in this Texas market, making it the city's largest creditunion. The credit opened four new branches in the city's SouthwestCentral Business District on Wednesday. Chartway said it is alreadythe largest credit union in the Houston metropolitan market withmore than 150,000 members in the area. Chartway entered Houston in1983 when it absorbed InterContinental FCU, which served employeesof of Continental Airlines through a merger. It also has 126 SEGsin the area.

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