Shared Branching

West Coast Federal Employees Credit Union is pleased to offer services through a partnership with Florida Credit Union Shared Services, Inc.  This partnership enables you to visit thousands of shared branch locations around the world to access your West Coast FECU accounts.

Simply bring your valid state Driver’s License or acceptable ID and your Member number to complete the following transactions.

Checking/Savings Accounts
Deposits
Withdrawals
Transfer Funds
Statement Printouts
Balance Inquiries
(See list below)

To find the shared branch locations near visit
www.co-opsharedbranch.org . We look forward to serving you in these new locations. Some transaction limitations may apply, please read the following section.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Shared Branching? 

A service in which credit unions “share” branches with other credit unions to provide Members with additional locations and branch hours.  This means WCFECU Members can access their accounts throughout Florida, across the nation and specific foreign countries. 

How many Shared Branches are available? 

There are hundreds of locations in Florida, and thousands nationwide and overseas.

What International Countries have Shared Branches? 

They are located on or near military bases in Belgium, Germany, Guam, Italy, Netherlands, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. Please check the link for all locations -
www.co-opsharedbranch.org

Is there a fee for using a Shared Branch?

The first 2 transactions per month are free. A $1.00 per transaction fee will apply to each transaction over 2 each month.

Can both personal and business Members perform transactions at Shared Branches?

Only personal accounts should conduct transactions at Shared Branches.  However, there is nothing to prevent a business Member from going to a Shared Branch. 

What is the Funds Availability? 

Availability of funds is determined by the location of the Shared Branch.  

What type of transactions can be conducted at Shared Branches:

The following types of transactions can be conducted at a Shared Branch:
  • Loan Payments
  • Check and Cash Withdrawals (available funds only)
  • Loan Advances
  • Abbreviated Statement Printouts
  • Balance Inquiries 

Can WCFECU members initiate Wire Transfers from a Shared Branch?

No. You must visit a WCFECU branch.  

Is there a limit for cash withdrawals at a Shared Branch?

In most cases, it’s based on your available funds however some shared branch locations set a cash withdrawal limit which will be posted in their lobby. 

What fee will Members pay when they purchase a Monetary Instrument (official check, money order, etc)?

If the shared branch location offers these products, the fees charged to a shared branch member will be posted in their lobby. Fees can vary location to location.

Can Members open a new account or close an existing account at a Shared Branch?

No. However, Members have the following options:

  • Visit a WCFECU branch
  • Open by mail –contact our Membership Officer

What happens if I do not remember my Member number?

Knowing our name, West Coast Federal Employees Credit Union, is vital to the success of the transaction. Knowing your member number is the most efficient method for a credit union representative to assist you however, the representative can also find your member number by using your full social security number. Call the Phone Contact Center for help.

What type of Identification do I have to provide at the Shared Branch?

The types of acceptable identifications are:

  • Driver’s License
  • State issued Identification Card
  • Passport
  • Resident Alien Card (Green Card)
  • US Military Identification Card

Note:  The ID must be Valid (not expired).  

Must International deposits be made in US Dollars?

Yes.

How long will a deposit take to post to my account if the deposit is made at a Shared Branch outside of Florida?

Deposits are made in real-time.  This means that your account will be credited immediately however, holds are placed on your deposits by us according to our normal policies.

 
 

About Shared Branching
With shared branching, credit unions from all over the country share facilities to give members thousands of convenient locations to perform transactions just as if they were in their home credit union. Whether you are at work, home, or your favorite travel destination, your credit union is always nearby.

Anywhere you see the logo you can conduct a range of transactions, such as:

  • Cash and Check Deposits
  • Cash and Check Withdrawals
  • Make transfers between accounts
  • Loan Payments
  • And more!

To take advantage of this service, when you enter a shared branch you only need to bring:

  • Your home credit union's name
  • Your account number
  • Valid government-issued photo identification, i.e., State Driver’s license, US Passport

The following website will give you the location of the current shared branch locations: www.co-opsharedbranch.org

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3487 Clark Road
Sarasota, Florida 34231
941.925.2890 Phone
Hours Of Operation
Mon, Tue, Thur. 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 2pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
941.922.2973 Fax
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852 Tallevast Road
Sarasota, Florida 34243
941.925.2890 Phone

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Your savings federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and
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