WASHINGTON — The scope of membership for a credit union that serves Lutherans has caught the attention of the American Bankers Association.

In a letter Monday to the National Credit Union Administration, the ABA — which generally seeks limits on the activities of credit unions under their tax exempt status — expressed concerns about whether the parent group sponsoring the Appleton, Wis.-based Thrivent Federal Credit Union was planning to expand the definition of its "common bond" to be able to serve more members.

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