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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 »

St. Paul Federal Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Simply Checking Account with a Bonus Dividend Rate of up to 4.99%

St. Paul Federal Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Simply Checking Account with a Bonus Dividend Rate of up to 4.99%

In a Nutshell:  With its harsh winters and generally cold climate, citizens in St. Paul and Minneapolis must be resourceful. St. Paul Federal Credit Union makes it easy for its members to be financially resourceful with its free checking account that gives them the potential to earn up to 4.99% in bonus dividends each month. This exceptional checking account, along with its long history of member-focused service in the Twin Cities area, has garnered the St. Paul Federal Credit Union... read more »

10 Best Credit Union Credit Cards of 2018

10 Best Credit Union Credit Cards of 2018

With less than one-third of consumers saying they trust their financial services institution, it's not surprising that an increasing number of people are migrating from big banks to local credit unions for their banking needs. And it's easy to see why. The differences between banks and credit unions are many, starting with the very core of their missions: Banks are focused on earning profits — credit unions are focused on their members. What's more, while credit unions have... read more »

Family Security Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Helping Alabama Communities Through Charitable Giving and Volunteerism

Family Security Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Helping Alabama Communities Through Charitable Giving and Volunteerism

In a Nutshell: While credit unions typically provide more dedicated customer service to members on an individual basis, few embed themselves in their communities like Family Security Credit Union. Since 1953, FSCU has been dedicated to giving back to the more than 20 Alabama counties it serves through charitable donations and volunteerism, including forming partnerships with local charities to host fundraisers and provide financial assistance to residents in need. And, beyond its local... read more »

MECU of Baltimore Recognized with Our 2018 Editor’s Choice Award™ for Strong Community Support and Engagement

MECU of Baltimore Recognized with Our 2018 Editor’s Choice Award™ for Strong Community Support and Engagement

In a Nutshell: Credit unions are often known for their personalized services and community involvement. But MECU of Baltimore, which has giving back as a core tenet to its mission, is a credit union that stands out from the pack for its generous support of the local community in a number of ways. MECU sets an example for other credit unions by supporting local schools, providing financial education, and helping to fund community events. For these reasons, we are awarding MECU of... read more »

Servus Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Its Standout World Elite Mastercard® and Circle Rewards™ Program

Servus Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Its Standout World Elite Mastercard® and Circle Rewards™ Program

In a Nutshell: The array of credit cards and rewards programs available to consumers these days can seem infinite. At Servus Credit Union in Alberta, Canada, members interested in planning for the future have the option to select its World Elite Mastercard®. The card’s robust list of benefits includes access to the Servus Circle Rewards™ program, where members can invest in retirement, savings, or a child’s education. The World Elite Mastercard® is also the only Servus... read more »

SELCO Community Credit Union Gives Homeowners Access to a Revolving Line of Credit Through Its Home Equity Visa® Card

SELCO Community Credit Union Gives Homeowners Access to a Revolving Line of Credit Through Its Home Equity Visa® Card

In a Nutshell: Traditional home equity loans pay out a percentage of a borrower’s equity in one lump sum, and interest charges begin immediately on the full amount of the loan. Oregon-based SELCO Community Credit Union hopes to reimagine the home equity loan with its Home Equity Visa® card. Borrowers can access their approved home equity line of credit through the card over 15 years with a repayment period of 15 years. Homeowners pay interest only on the funds they use and can... read more »

Recognizing Alternatives Federal Credit Union as a Top Institution for Smart Credit Options that Help Low-Income Borrowers

Recognizing Alternatives Federal Credit Union as a Top Institution for Smart Credit Options that Help Low-Income Borrowers

In a Nutshell: For four decades, Alternatives Federal Credit Union has provided affordable borrowing options and sound financial counseling to low-income clients who struggled to find fair treatment at banks and other lenders. In a time of high-interest credit cards and predatory lending, programs from Alternatives like Back on Track offer low-interest loans for emergencies such as medical care, auto repairs, or veterinarian bills. Alternatives treats all clients with respect and... read more »

WSECU Introduces Three New Feature- and Design-Rich Visa Cards Based on Member Feedback

WSECU Introduces Three New Feature- and Design-Rich Visa Cards Based on Member Feedback

In a Nutshell: For many financial institutions, broad demographic information determines the rates, rewards, and terms of many credit card offerings. Many issuers never even talk to their customers to gauge what they want in a card. But Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU) leaned on its panel of nearly 900 members when designing three new Visa-issued credit cards unveiled this week. The cards feature a stylish vertical design, as well as a Tungsten metal option. Each card... read more »