A major financial void may soon be filled in Union. Officials with the Old West Federal Credit Union say the firm is seriously considering opening a branch in town, there. A decision will be made within 60 days. Should Old West Federal decide to come to Union, a six month window is set for its opening. Union has not had a banking institution since Umpqua Bank closed its branch there in late June 2016. Old West currently has branches in La Grande, Baker City, Pendleton, Hermiston, John Day, Prairie City and Burns…with a loan office in Wallowa.