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First Alliance Credit Union: Building Credit, Embracing Tech, and Supporting the Community

First Alliance Credit Union: Building Credit, Embracing Tech, and Supporting the Community

In a Nutshell: First Alliance Credit Union has been serving the southeast Minnesota region for nearly 90 years and maintains its original vision to deliver quality financial services and customer service. The institution offers an array of products and services, a number of which -- such as its credit builder loan -- are aimed at members establishing or rebuilding credit. And First Alliance is not averse to technology. In fact, it embraces it and is in the process of installing... read more »

Loyola Credit Union Delivers Quality Service and Competitive Financial Products to Members

Loyola Credit Union Delivers Quality Service and Competitive Financial Products to Members

In a Nutshell: Credit unions in the U.S. have long been heralded for their focus on quality customer service. And thanks to technological advances, organizations like Loyola Credit Union are able to offer personalized service and competitive products and services similar to those offered by big banks. The credit union serves employees and families of Loyola University Chicago and the Loyola University Health System as well as students, interns, and residents. As with many other... read more »

CO-OP Financial Services Strengthens Credit Unions with a Nationwide Network and Advisory Services

CO-OP Financial Services Strengthens Credit Unions with a Nationwide Network and Advisory Services

In a Nutshell: Credit unions in the U.S. have historically focused on relatively small membership pools compared to the large national banks. This gives credit unions an advantage in that they can provide attentive customer service. And because they are nonprofit, member-owned organizations, they can often provide competitive rates. But they don’t have to operate in a vacuum. CO-OP Financial Services serves credit unions to help them improve in a variety of ways, from growing their... read more »

Ukrainian Federal Credit Union Helps Members Achieve Financial Success via Service and Education

Ukrainian Federal Credit Union Helps Members Achieve Financial Success via Service and Education

In a Nutshell: Credit unions are known for their close relationships with their members, and Ukrainian Federal Credit Union is no exception. The Rochester-based organization was founded in 1953 specifically to serve Ukrainian Americans, but has since broadened its membership pool to include many other groups and organizations. Its mission is to help its members achieve financial success, and it does this through a combination of competitive financial products, financial literacy, and... read more »

Crane Credit Union Focuses on Delivering Quality Financial Services and Financial Literacy to Members

Crane Credit Union Focuses on Delivering Quality Financial Services and Financial Literacy to Members

In a Nutshell: Since the early part of the 20th century, credit unions in the U.S. have delivered quality customer service and financial products to their members. Crane Credit Union continues that tradition today in Indiana. The organization prides itself on providing personalized customer service as well as straightforward financial products and services that suit its members’ wide-ranging needs. It also focuses on educating its members on financial topics through social media... read more »

Pittsford Federal Credit Union Offers a Unique Take on Loans and Keeps Member Needs in Focus

Pittsford Federal Credit Union Offers a Unique Take on Loans and Keeps Member Needs in Focus

In a Nutshell: In covering the wide world of finance, we like to occasionally take a deep dive into financial institutions that grab our attention for one reason or another. Pittsford Federal Credit Union, which has served the Greater Rochester area since 1968, stands out for its member-focused approach. While many credit unions offer lower rates and fewer fees than banks, Pittsford FCU takes it a step further with its progressive thinking about loans. Pittsford FCU members approved... read more »

SF Fire Credit Union: Helping Maintain Healthy Credit and Finances While Supporting the Community

SF Fire Credit Union: Helping Maintain Healthy Credit and Finances While Supporting the Community

In a Nutshell: The credit union philosophy is all about service, and SF Fire Credit Union demonstrates its ongoing commitment to service in numerous ways. The credit union was founded in 1951 specifically for firefighters in San Francisco but has since expanded its membership criteria to include many other San Francisco residents. It also strives to provide its members with competitive financial products, like its Visa credit card and signature loan. The credit union also offers a... read more »

People Driven Credit Union Helps Members Navigate Credit and Finances While Giving Back

People Driven Credit Union Helps Members Navigate Credit and Finances While Giving Back

In a Nutshell: Credit unions have a reputation for a strong commitment to customer service and going above and beyond for their members. And that reputation is due in part to organizations like People Driven Credit Union in Michigan. The institution takes the credit union motto of people helping people to heart. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the credit union offered a variety of financial relief options for its members, including skipping payments and low-interest loans. Additionally,... read more »

The Summit Federal Credit Union Offers a Suite of Financial Tools for the Modern-Day Consumer

The Summit Federal Credit Union Offers a Suite of Financial Tools for the Modern-Day Consumer

In a Nutshell: While credit unions have a reputation for their strong ties to the community, modern credit unions are also gaining a reputation for providing just as many modern financial products and services as the biggest banks. The Summit Federal Credit Union proves this through its competitive credit card offerings, including a Signature, Platinum and Gold card. It also maintains competitive checking and savings options, and specializes in home equity loans, auto loans, and... read more »

NAFCU Strengthens Credit Unions Through Political Advocacy and Educational and Compliance Assistance Resources

NAFCU Strengthens Credit Unions Through Political Advocacy and Educational and Compliance Assistance Resources

In a Nutshell: The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), which represents the industry's interests on Capitol Hill, has helped member institutions grow since 1967. The association offers members assistance with educational and compliance resources and compiles useful data and insights that support industry best practices. And as COVID-19 took hold in the U.S. in early 2020, NAFCU embraced its role as a real-time network to aid communities in navigating the... read more »

Visions Federal Credit Union Strengthens Communities in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Through Volunteerism and Financial Literacy Initiatives

Visions Federal Credit Union Strengthens Communities in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Through Volunteerism and Financial Literacy Initiatives

In a Nutshell: When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in New York and the mid-Atlantic this past spring, Endicott-based Visions Federal Credit Union stepped up. The institution, established in 1966, found new ways to lift the communities it serves and created the Heart of a Hero Spotlight Program to recognize extraordinary acts of service and kindness. But that is just the latest in a long line of Visions FCU initiatives aimed at giving back. Through Visions Cares, the credit union... read more »

First Financial FCU Supports Communities in the Baltimore Area Through Youth Initiatives, Volunteerism, and Charitable Giving

First Financial FCU Supports Communities in the Baltimore Area Through Youth Initiatives, Volunteerism, and Charitable Giving

In a Nutshell: Credit unions not only help fuel business growth and community development, but they also work to keep individuals on the path to financial prosperity. First Financial FCU performs that dual role in Maryland's Baltimore and Carroll counties, even as the Covid-19 pandemic transforms ways of doing business and interacting within the community. The credit union was founded by teachers in 1953 and continues to deliver essential financial education and scholarship resources... read more »

Frontier Community Credit Union Demonstrates Strong Charitable Giving, Volunteering, and Educational Efforts to Benefit Kansas Communities

Frontier Community Credit Union Demonstrates Strong Charitable Giving, Volunteering, and Educational Efforts to Benefit Kansas Communities

In a Nutshell: Frontier Community Credit Union in Leavenworth, Kansas, has maintained a commitment to serving members of its community for more than 65 years. The credit union engages with charitable, government, and educational organizations that improve the quality of life and reach the greatest number of people. Frontier Community Credit Union also does its part to deliver financial literacy resources to its members and the community at large through partnerships with Banzai,... read more »

HomeTown Credit Union Demonstrates Its Support for Southeastern Minnesota through Financial Literacy and Community Partnerships

HomeTown Credit Union Demonstrates Its Support for Southeastern Minnesota through Financial Literacy and Community Partnerships

In a Nutshell: HomeTown Credit Union serves a four-county area in Southeastern Minnesota -- not only by providing quality banking services, but also through efforts to improve the community. The credit union is deeply involved in financial literacy initiatives aimed at students in the area to help them learn about financial responsibility from an early age. It also offers finance classes for people of all ages and provides robust financial literacy resources through its partnership... read more »

Mid Carolina Credit Union Earns Recognition for Delivering Beneficial Financial Products with a Mission of Social Responsibility

Mid Carolina Credit Union Earns Recognition for Delivering Beneficial Financial Products with a Mission of Social Responsibility

In a Nutshell: The city of Camden, South Carolina, and the people of surrounding Kershaw County, have long fueled the textile manufacturing industry. And in 1961, Mid Carolina Credit Union got its start in a guardhouse shed at a Camden textile plant to support those workers. Now headquartered in neighboring Lugoff, Mid Carolina CU still offers innovative financial products to its members and continues its tradition of giving back to communities through financial literacy programs,... read more »

Alabama Credit Union Recognized for Its Secret Meals for Hungry Children Program and Community-Minded Philosophy

Alabama Credit Union Recognized for Its Secret Meals for Hungry Children Program and Community-Minded Philosophy

In a Nutshell: Nearly 1 in 4 children in Alabama live with food insecurity, and Alabama Credit Union is helping to tackle this issue through its Secret Meals for Hungry Children initiative. The program helps elementary school students stay full and nourished over the weekends, when food may not be as readily available at home as it is for them at school. Secret Meals also brings communities together all across the state through a number of fundraising efforts each year. Alabama Credit... read more »

Decatur Earthmover Credit Union Lauded for Supporting Local Causes and Promoting Financial Literacy in Illinois Communities

Decatur Earthmover Credit Union Lauded for Supporting Local Causes and Promoting Financial Literacy in Illinois Communities

In a Nutshell: For more than 60 years, Decatur Earthmover Credit Union has been positively impacting communities in the Decatur, Illinois, region. The credit union encourages employees to volunteer in the community by granting them 16 hours per year to volunteer during business hours. It also supports a number of nonprofits through monetary donations and organized volunteer efforts, and selects a charity of the year to focus on each year. Additionally, the credit union spearheads a... read more »

Campco Federal Credit Union Builds Trust by Bringing Kindness and Convenience to Communities in Rural Wyoming

Campco Federal Credit Union Builds Trust by Bringing Kindness and Convenience to Communities in Rural Wyoming

In a Nutshell: Campco Federal Credit Union started out serving teachers in Campbell County, Wyoming, and later expanded to serve the entire community. But the institution never lost sight of its educational roots. Today, the credit union provides financial literacy workshops, offers classes for both youth and adults, and participates in dozens of community events each year. The institution’s mission is to put its community first, which is reflected in its thriving member base. For... read more »

Service One Credit Union Provides Support for Kentucky Communities That Goes Well Beyond Financial Services

Service One Credit Union Provides Support for Kentucky Communities That Goes Well Beyond Financial Services

In a Nutshell: Service One Credit Union provides the people in the Bowling Green, Glasgow, and South Central Kentucky, areas with competitive interest rates and quality savings and loan products. The institution also focuses heavily on community outreach, including financial literacy programs for young children and adults. And Service One Credit Union sponsors grants and scholarships that help local teachers and students achieve their educational goals. For its dedication to members,... read more »

Glacier Hills Credit Union Helps Members in Its Wisconsin Communities Own their Financial Journeys Through Checkups and Educational Resources

Glacier Hills Credit Union Helps Members in Its Wisconsin Communities Own their Financial Journeys Through Checkups and Educational Resources

In a Nutshell: Glacier Hills Credit Union encourages members to own their journey, and the Wisconsin-based institution provides plenty of resources to help them along the way. Members have access to tax professionals and financial planners who can help create concise fiscal plans. Free financial checkups allow members to meet with loan officers to find ways to improve their credit scores. Glacier Hills also works with area high schools to develop curriculum and promote financial... read more »

East Idaho Credit Union Earns Recognition for Taking a Personal Approach to Service That Helps Members and Communities

East Idaho Credit Union Earns Recognition for Taking a Personal Approach to Service That Helps Members and Communities

In a Nutshell: East Idaho Credit Union (EICU) has cared for the people in the Idaho communities it serves for generations. EICU employees counsel members personally, raise funds for local charities, and encourage area schoolchildren to support their less-fortunate peers. The institution is on a mission to invest in local people and foster employee communication, teamwork, and volunteerism. That dedication to its members and Idaho residents has earned EICU our Editor's Choice™ Award... read more »

Consumers Credit Union Recognized for Its Free Rewards Checking Account that Delivers High Yields to Members

Consumers Credit Union Recognized for Its Free Rewards Checking Account that Delivers High Yields to Members

In a Nutshell: Credit unions are known for putting the interests of their members above profits by reinvesting in improved products and services, but Consumers Credit Union in Illinois stands out from the pack for its Rewards Checking account. The account delivers an APY of up to 5.09%, making it one of the most competitive in the nation. And Consumers Credit Union membership is not limited to people living in the vicinity of its northeast Illinois locations. For just a one-time $5... read more »

University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union Earns Recognition for Providing Financial Education and Support to Communities

University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union Earns Recognition for Providing Financial Education and Support to Communities

In a Nutshell: In the vibrant university town of Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union (NUFCU) dedicates itself to saving members time and money while supporting community outreach and philanthropic programs. NUFCU hosts financial education seminars at the university and in its own community development space and has earned recognition as one of the best financial institutions in the state. The credit union also contributes to a variety of charities and assists... read more »

Indiana Members Credit Union Earns Recognition for its Financial Literacy Program and Charitable Foundation that Benefit Communities in the State

Indiana Members Credit Union Earns Recognition for its Financial Literacy Program and Charitable Foundation that Benefit Communities in the State

In a Nutshell: Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) understands how overwhelming it can be for students to start managing their own money. That’s why the credit union works to improve financial literacy in Central Indiana through one-on-one counseling, ongoing group events, and a new seminar series led by certified branch managers and account service representatives. Through the Indiana Members Foundation, the credit union also donates time and money, in partnership with nonprofits... read more »

Sound Credit Union and Its Community-Oriented Approach Supports Local Organizations and Financial Education Initiatives in Washington

Sound Credit Union and Its Community-Oriented Approach Supports Local Organizations and Financial Education Initiatives in Washington

In a Nutshell: Sound Credit Union has demonstrated its strong commitment to the communities it serves by focusing on ways to support individuals through all waves of life. The credit union shows its support, in part, by donating to local organizations and encouraging volunteerism among its employees. It also promotes financial education efforts in schools and in the areas it serves through a variety of educational initiatives. We are recognizing Sound Credit Union’s dedication to its... read more »

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