Members opened nearly 2.8 million checking accounts in 2012, a 6% increase over 2011. Credit unions in Oregon had the highest percentage growth in the dollar amount of checking accounts during 2012 with an almost 28% increase over 2011. This amounts to an additional $386.4 million in share draft balances.
The Dakotas landed in second and third place in terms of growth, with South Dakota posting 18.9% growth and North Dakota posting 17.7% growth. The state with the largest dollar change in checking account was California, with over $1.3 billion added throughout the year.
ANNUAL CHANGE IN SHARE DRAFT BALANCES BY STATE
DATA AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2012
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