BETHPAGE, N.Y.-Bethpage FCU has seen strong checking and membership growth all year as a result of the Bank Transfer Day movement. But most important, the CU says, is that the new members coming in are profitable.

Following Bank Transfer Day, Bethpage has opened more than 27,500 checking accounts, a 49% increase compared with the 11 months prior, and has added 35,800 new members, an increase of 68% compared with the previous 11 months.

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