SAN DIMAS, Calif. (7/7/09)--Financial Service Centers Cooperative (FSCC) is opening two new Shared Branching locations operated by Service CU to serve military personnel and their families in Germany. The branches are located in Lundstahl and Ramstein-Miesenbach. FSCC provides Shared Branching to nearly 20 military base branches of Service CU in Germany. Service CU is based in Portsmouth, N.H. Providing access points for military members is cost-effective and convenient for credit unions because they do not have to build branches on every military base where their members are deployed, according to FSCC President/CEO Sarah Canepa Bang. “Through these Shared Branching locations, credit unions like Service CU are able to provide services to not only their own members, but also members of other military credit unions,” she said. “Shared Branching is vital to our troops, especially in today’s environment, as it provides them with the flexibility to conduct business from various military installations worldwide,” added Arty Arteaga, president/CEO of the Defense Credit Union Council. FSCC offers a credit union Shared Branching Network with roughly 5,800 full-service deposit-taking locations nationwide and abroad.