Sponsor Liability

94-0118 / January 1994
Sponsor Liability

January 24, 1994

Carolyn McCandless, President
SRU Federal Credit Union
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Subject: Sponsor Liability (Your January 11, 1994, Letter)

Dear Ms. McCandless:

You have requested an opinion from this Office concerning your sponsor's ability to participate in the control of the credit union. A Federal credit union is a legal entity separate and apart from the sponsoring organization. The sponsoring organization serves as the "group possess(ing) a recognizable and appropriate common bond" and provides the initial viability to get the credit union started. See 12 C.F.R. 701.1 and Interpretative Ruling and Policy Statement 89-1 -- Chartering and Field of Membership Policy.

I hope this information is of assistance.


Richard S. Schulman
Acting Associate General Counsel

SSIC 3600


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