A new policy by the National Credit Union Administration that makes it easier for groups to expand could open the industry to taxation, say industry observers - and some credit unions.

By opening their doors to more people, credit unions increasingly will resemble banks and lose the uniqueness that exempts them from taxation and banklike regulation.

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