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O Bee Credit Union’s Unique Pub-Style Approach and Card Products Celebrate Its Brewery History

O Bee Credit Union’s Unique Pub-Style Approach and Card Products Celebrate Its Brewery History

In a Nutshell: The Olympia Brewing Company was a leading employer in Washington state for decades, and was affectionately known as O Bee Co. When an employee started a credit union for its workers in the 1950s, he decided to memorialize that name. Today, O Bee Credit Union is open to everyone who lives or works in Washington, but the credit union hasn't forgotten its roots. Its pub-style branches and unique card designs connect members with local history and make O Bee Credit Union's... read more »

We Florida Financial: A Community Credit Union That Helps 45,000+ Members Save and Build Credit

We Florida Financial: A Community Credit Union That Helps 45,000+ Members Save and Build Credit

In a Nutshell: We Florida Financial takes a neighborly approach to member success while serving individuals and businesses in 46 Florida counties. The credit union offers card and loan products that emphasize credit-building and hosts financial education programs to teach members and communities money management skills. That’s why We Florida Financial is a good fit for financial services newcomers, those who may need some help, and even people who have recently arrived in the U.S. ... read more »

Day Air Credit Union Enhances Members’ Financial Well-Being While Giving Back to the Community

Day Air Credit Union Enhances Members’ Financial Well-Being While Giving Back to the Community

In a Nutshell: Day Air Credit Union has been an important part of the Miami Valley and Greater Dayton, Ohio, region for more than 75 years. The credit union offers an array of financial products and services suited for people in all financial situations. It also provides robust financial literacy resources for members of all ages, and maintains a financial education program to help people recently released from incarceration reenter society. Day Air Credit Union also gives back to the... read more »

LSC Resources and Processing Services Help 2,500+ Credit Unions Succeed in a Dynamic Financial Marketplace

LSC Resources and Processing Services Help 2,500+ Credit Unions Succeed in a Dynamic Financial Marketplace

In a Nutshell: Credit unions deliver unique value to members and communities, and LSC works behind the scenes to ensure they can continue their missions. LSC, a subsidiary of the Illinois Credit Union League, offers low-cost card processing services and a free card onboarding program to more than 2,500 credit unions across the U.S. Along with its consulting and fraud protection tools, LSC programs support resource-strapped small credit unions as they compete in a changing marketplace. ... read more »

The Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union Helps Members Navigate the U.S. Financial System

The Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union Helps Members Navigate the U.S. Financial System

In a Nutshell: The Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union offers a place where members can bank and procure other important financial products and services. The credit union understands the challenges that accompany those who arrive in a new country with no established credit history. The organization offers educational resources as well as a variety of products that help members establish and build credit in the U.S. PSFCU also engages in the community in a number of ways, including... read more »

Blue Federal Credit Union is Committed to Its Members via Quality Products and Giving Back

Blue Federal Credit Union is Committed to Its Members via Quality Products and Giving Back

In a Nutshell: Blue Federal Credit Union can trace its roots back to 1951 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Over the years, the institution has expanded its footprint and membership while maintaining the competitive rates, personalized service, and community engagement that were among its founding principles. Today, Blue Federal Credit Union provides a full range of modern financial products and services, including credit-building products like its secured credit card. It also promotes financial... read more »

Freedom FCU Combines Enterprise Services with the Flexibility and Personal Touch of a Local Credit Union

Freedom FCU Combines Enterprise Services with the Flexibility and Personal Touch of a Local Credit Union

In a Nutshell: When financial institutions halted in-person services early on during the COVID-19 pandemic, Freedom Federal Credit Union increased its staff to ensure members knew their digital options. Freedom FCU also took that commitment a step further by rolling out a new online platform that seamlessly merged mobile and desktop experiences. The platform also powers a suite of credit cards that provide members and businesses with better deals. It's all part of a service standard... read more »

Coastal Credit Union’s Financial Products and Digital Tools Help Consumers Manage Their Spending

Coastal Credit Union’s Financial Products and Digital Tools Help Consumers Manage Their Spending

In a Nutshell: Credit cards can be a financial boon or burden, depending on how consumers use them. That's why Coastal Credit Union provides members with a range of credit options and the educational resources they need to use them responsibly. The credit union offers the CardNav app, which allows users to manage and track their cards and spending in real time. Coastal Credit Union aims to offer more products and services that help consumers improve their financial situations, no... read more »

Idaho Central Credit Union Helps Members Achieve Success via Credit Products and Support

Idaho Central Credit Union Helps Members Achieve Success via Credit Products and Support

In a Nutshell: Idaho Central Credit Union was created in 1940 to serve employees of other credit unions. But today its membership is open to people all across Idaho and some parts of Washington. The credit union’s mission is to help its members achieve financial success, and it does this in a variety of ways. ICCU’s suite of credit cards has something for everyone, from those just starting out to well-seasoned spenders who like to take advantage of rewards programs. The institution... read more »

Credit Union ONE Helps Members Build Credit While Contributing to the Good of the Community

Credit Union ONE Helps Members Build Credit While Contributing to the Good of the Community

In a Nutshell: Credit unions hold a reputation for focusing on the needs of their members and serving the community, and Michigan’s Credit Union ONE does just that. The credit union has been serving Michigan for nearly 90 years and offers a full suite of modern banking products and services. It also offers a number of options for members who are looking to build their credit, including its Credit Builder Loan, a secured credit card, and a second chance checking account. Credit Union... read more »

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 »