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What are some well-known credit unions?

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Well-known credit unions include Navy Federal Credit Union, NASA Federal Credit Union and Alliant Credit Union, according to LifeHacker. Other notable credit unions include Suncoast Credit Union and Pentagon Federal Credit Union. As of 2015, Navy Federal Credit Union is one of the largest U.S credit unions, with more than five million members. Membership is limited to active service members, reservists, Department of Defense employees and the family members of these individuals.

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NASA Federal Credit Union, or NFCU, provides more than 80,000 members with access to no-fee cash withdrawals at ATMs located throughout the world, says LifeHacker. Originally, this credit union was only available for NASA employees and family members. Ultimately, membership became available for members of scientific bodies such as the National Academy of Sciences. NFCU is a member of the CO-OP network, which allows members to access financial services at partnered credit unions.

Based in Chicago, Alliant Credit Union has over 275,000 members, reports Lifehacker. Alliant provides its members with tens of thousands of no-fee ATMs throughout the nation. In its early days, this credit union serviced United Airlines workers. Today, Alliant services a far broader array of organizations. In addition, people can access this credit union if they donate to Chicago-based charities. Alliant features a very large ATM network and free monthly credit reports for all members.

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