All articles tagged Credit Unions (39)

Guadalupe Credit Union Empowers New Mexico Communities Through Volunteering and Multicultural Financial Literacy Programs

Guadalupe Credit Union Empowers New Mexico Communities Through Volunteering and Multicultural Financial Literacy Programs

In a Nutshell: Financial education is vital to establishing good money management skills, but resources aren't always easy to find. For 70 years, Guadalupe Credit Union has empowered residents of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and surrounding communities with the educational resources they need to live financially healthy lives. The organization accomplishes its goals through community programs, thousands of volunteer hours, free financial coaching, bilingual service, and loan products catered... read more »

Apple Federal Credit Union Makes an Impact in the Virginia Communities it Serves Through Volunteerism and Philanthropy

Apple Federal Credit Union Makes an Impact in the Virginia Communities it Serves Through Volunteerism and Philanthropy

In a Nutshell: Apple Federal Credit Union was founded by teachers in 1956 and offers membership to those with ties to three counties across Northern Virginia. The credit union manages more than $2.5 billion in assets for 200,000 members, but remains committed to employee volunteerism and corporate philanthropy in its communities. Apple FCU supports scholarship and professional development programs and its employees donate more than 1,000 hours each year to causes they're passionate... read more »

First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union Caters to Member and Community Needs Through Convenient Banking Products and Volunteer Efforts

First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union Caters to Member and Community Needs Through Convenient Banking Products and Volunteer Efforts

In a Nutshell: Since its founding in 1937, First Citizens' Federal Credit Union has grown to more than 80,000 members throughout Massachusetts and more than $700 million in assets. The credit union has 11 branches located throughout the eastern part of the state, and it works to ensure its checking and check card services are widely accessible, secure, and support those who serve their communities. First Citizens’ remains rooted in the Massachusetts towns it serves, but it's not just... read more »

Orange County’s Credit Union Helps First-Time Homebuyers with Market-Specific Products and Personal Guidance

Orange County’s Credit Union Helps First-Time Homebuyers with Market-Specific Products and Personal Guidance

In a Nutshell: In Orange County, California, rising property values have made it difficult to purchase a home for many prospective homebuyers — especially those without perfect credit or the ready cash required for a large down payment. Orange County’s Credit Union, founded in 1938, closely follows the current California housing market and offers members loan products and resources that help guide them through the buying process. With competitive interestfir rates on zero-down... read more »

IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union Bolsters South Florida and Greater Atlanta Communities Through Its Outreach and Financial Literacy Efforts

IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union Bolsters South Florida and Greater Atlanta Communities Through Its Outreach and Financial Literacy Efforts

In a Nutshell: The IBM Southeast Employees' Credit Union has demonstrated a strong commitment to the communities it serves through an impressive number of programs that have a direct impact on the lives of members and non-members alike. The credit union recently established the Southeast Credit Union Foundation that enhances the lives of underserved children and families both monetarily and through memorable experiences like holiday gift-giving events. IBMSECU also offers its... read more »

Alliant Credit Union Recognized for its Tech-Forward Banking Experience, Competitive Rates, and Community Service in Chicago

Alliant Credit Union Recognized for its Tech-Forward Banking Experience, Competitive Rates, and Community Service in Chicago

In a Nutshell: As one of the nation’s largest credit unions, Alliant Credit Union in Chicago uses its size and resources to serve its members and communities in a number of positive ways. Alliant recognizes that the way people prefer to bank is evolving, and is investing heavily in providing a high-quality digital banking experience for members. Alliant Credit Union also leverages its resources to provide appealing rates like its 1.90% APY savings account. Community service and... read more »

Georgia-Based LGE Community Credit Union Shows Its School Spirit and Community Support Through Educational, Financial, and Volunteer Efforts

Georgia-Based LGE Community Credit Union Shows Its School Spirit and Community Support Through Educational, Financial, and Volunteer Efforts

In a Nutshell: LGE Community Credit Union was founded on the idea of finding a better way to bank. That desire to constantly improve has carried through not only to LGE’s emphasis on high-quality service, but it drives its community support efforts, as well. LGE has established strong partnerships with the schools in its four-county service area near Atlanta to provide funding, financial literacy, and scholarships to students. The credit union also supports schools through its Spirit... read more »

Under Daniel Weickenand’s Leadership, Orion Federal Credit Union is Making Positive Impacts in Memphis through Funding and Community Involvement

Under Daniel Weickenand’s Leadership, Orion Federal Credit Union is Making Positive Impacts in Memphis through Funding and Community Involvement

In a Nutshell: In 2010, the Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union was struggling. Staff morale was low, its finances were in bad shape, and its outlook was bleak. But when current CEO Daniel Weickenand came on board, he took the challenge as a chance to implement major improvements, including rebranding to Orion Federal Credit Union, improving its business practices, and emphasizing the importance of giving back to the community in very real ways. Weickenand has seized countless... read more »

Connex Credit Union’s Coins-for-Change Program, People-Focused Philosophy & Charitable Contributions Benefit the New Haven Area

Connex Credit Union’s Coins-for-Change Program, People-Focused Philosophy & Charitable Contributions Benefit the New Haven Area

In a Nutshell: Connex Credit Union’s Coins-for-Change program takes the fees charged by its coin-cashing machines and donates them to nonprofit organizations in the four counties Connex serves. The popular program is part of a larger charitable and philanthropic initiative known as ConnexCares. In addition to Coins-for-Change, ConnexCares gives back to the community by hosting financial seminars, offering scholarships, promoting volunteerism, and through various other fundraising... read more »

DFCU Financial Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Supporting Education and Healthcare Programs in Southern Michigan

DFCU Financial Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Supporting Education and Healthcare Programs in Southern Michigan

In a Nutshell: For nearly 70 years, DFCU Financial has built relationships with its members and the region it serves. As part of its community involvement efforts, DFCU Financial awards grants to fund educational programs for local schools and college scholarships for students who share a dedication to service. DFCU Financial also provides charitable support to regional hospitals in addition to health and human services organizations. Furthermore, the credit union's commitment to... read more »