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How SAFE Federal Credit Union Gives Back to South Carolina Communities through Volunteerism

How SAFE Federal Credit Union Gives Back to South Carolina Communities through Volunteerism

"In a Nutshell: In Midlands South Carolina, SAFE Federal Credit Union offers higher dividends, lower rates, fewer fees, and real financial benefits to more than 120,000 members within its seven-county service area. Its contributions extend to community service as well. Folks in the Midlands frequently engage with SAFE employee volunteers at charitable events. For living the credit union mission of putting "people over profits" every day, SAFE has earned our 2019 Editor's Choice™... read more »

ēCO Credit Union Recognized for Its Community Commitment in Alabama and Focus on Financial Education for All

ēCO Credit Union Recognized for Its Community Commitment in Alabama and Focus on Financial Education for All

In a Nutshell: ēCO Credit Union started in 1939 as Jefferson County Teachers Credit Union. It has maintained its founding commitment to teachers and education despite growing its service area to include all of Birmingham, Alabama. This is evident in its many financial literacy programs offered to everyone from elementary school students to retirees. The ēCO Credit Union Foundation provides educational modules to 36 area schools, free online courses for all consumers, and scholarships... read more »

Blackhawk Community Credit Union Recognized for Giving Back to Wisconsin Communities Through Service and Education

Blackhawk Community Credit Union Recognized for Giving Back to Wisconsin Communities Through Service and Education

In a Nutshell: Many credit unions prioritize being active in their communities, but Wisconsin’s Blackhawk Community Credit Union has upped the ante. It recently pledged to donate its administrative building, zoned as a medical facility, to a local free and charitable health clinic. And it promotes financial literacy from an early age through credit union branches in local high schools and educational programs. Blackhawk also actively supports a wide variety of charities and causes... read more »

Genisys Credit Union Recognized for Promoting Financial Education and Giving Back to Michigan Communities

Genisys Credit Union Recognized for Promoting Financial Education and Giving Back to Michigan Communities

In a Nutshell: Credit unions are known for offering personalized levels of service not always seen at their big banking counterparts. Genisys Credit Union in Michigan takes its service to the next level by prioritizing ongoing financial literacy efforts for members and non-members alike. The credit union also extends its educational philosophy to children of all ages with a youth club divided into different grade levels and by offering scholarship opportunities. Genisys also... read more »

Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union Supports Communities Through Its Focus on Childhood Needs, Scholarships, and Financial Education

Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union Supports Communities Through Its Focus on Childhood Needs, Scholarships, and Financial Education

In a Nutshell: Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union provides cost-effective financial services to over 12,000 members, including more than 200 area businesses and organizations. But its commitment to community well-being extends beyond its core banking services to encompass an organized giving strategy with an emphasis on childhood welfare and financial education. For utilizing a formal Social Action Committee to serve Atlantic and Cape May counties, Jersey Shore FCU has earned our... read more »

Save to Win Partners with Credit Unions to Provide Prize-Linked Savings Incentives and Financial Education Resources

Save to Win Partners with Credit Unions to Provide Prize-Linked Savings Incentives and Financial Education Resources

In a Nutshell: Prize-linked savings (PLS) programs are shown to incentivize wealth building without any risk. Save to Win, one of the longest-running national PLS programs, gives credit union members in 25 states — and counting — opportunities to win cash prizes as they save. Its long-term share certificate accounts offer higher interest rates than those for typical savings accounts, and deposits can earn entries into member, state, and national prize drawings. Save to Win also... read more »

R.I.A. Federal Credit Union: Supporting Military and Civilian Communities in the Quad Cities Region Since 1935

R.I.A. Federal Credit Union: Supporting Military and Civilian Communities in the Quad Cities Region Since 1935

In a Nutshell: R.I.A. Federal Credit Union began service in 1935 at the Rock Island Arsenal, the U.S. Army installation operating on an island in the Mississippi River in the heart of the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa. Now, with seven branches located throughout the Quad Cities and another four outisde of the region, R.I.A. maintains its close connection to the military through a variety of service and support initiatives. The credit union also extends support to Quad Cities... read more »

O Bee Credit Union Demonstrates Its Commitment to Strengthening Washington Communities Through Early Financial Literacy Programs

O Bee Credit Union Demonstrates Its Commitment to Strengthening Washington Communities Through Early Financial Literacy Programs

In a Nutshell: O Bee Credit Union delivers financial services, educational resources, and volunteer hours to the communities of Thurston and Pierce County, Washington. The credit union encourages young minds to think about saving money through classroom presentations, Cub Accounts, and the Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program. While it is focused on expanding its youth financial literacy programs, O Bee Credit Union is also developing new resources to reach even more age groups.... read more »

Platinum Rewards Mastercard® from Logix Federal Credit Union Earns 2019 Editor’s Choice Award™ for Incentivized Perks and Travel Protections

Platinum Rewards Mastercard® from Logix Federal Credit Union Earns 2019 Editor’s Choice Award™ for Incentivized Perks and Travel Protections

In a Nutshell: Logix Federal Credit Union was one of the first U.S. credit unions to offer rewards credit cards to its members. The credit union recently upgraded its Platinum Rewards Mastercard to include 1.5x points per dollar spent on any purchase with more rewards options at lowered redemption costs. Relationship Rewards members can earn up to 3x points per dollar spent with qualified combined balances on savings and loan accounts. Experts often look at a company’s ability to... read more »

SEFCU Lightning Credit Card® Offers Low Interest Rates and High Rewards Value, Earning Our 2019 Editor’s Choice Award™

SEFCU Lightning Credit Card® Offers Low Interest Rates and High Rewards Value, Earning Our 2019 Editor’s Choice Award™

In a Nutshell: Credit unions are challenged to design credit products that compete with those from the biggest players in financial services. In Upstate New York, SEFCU takes a data-driven approach to understanding the financial needs of its members while deeply committing itself to the credit union mission of community service. With its SEFCU Lightning Credit Card®, a compelling low-interest, high-rewards product that returns money to cardholders in categories where they spend the... read more »