For the first time in 23 years, the number of credit union start-ups is on the rise. During the first six months of 1993, 13 credit unions opened their doors, compared with two in 1992, and seven in 1991.

The figures are based on a running tally of operating credit unions kept by the Credit Union National Associations. This is the largest increase in start-ups since 1969, when 515 credit unions opened their doors, said the Madison, Wis.-based trade group.

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