Reacting to a recent court ruling that could force it to divest itself of most members, an Alaska credit union is planning to switch to a field of membership that would encompass the entire state.

In a letter to other credit unions in the state, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union president William B. Eckhardt said he plans to ask the National Credit Union Administration to let his institution switch its occupation-based charter to one based on the community it serves. In this case, the community would comprise anyone living in Alaska.

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